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Survey Research Specialist I (KPWA Health Research Institute)

Primary Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1172507 Date posted 04/04/2023
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Join the survey research team at KPWHRI! Our team conducts high quality survey research and recruitment activities for scientific investigators at the Institute as well as outside organizations. This position would primarily be working with survey project managers to execute projects. This position is primarily onsite. Please complete the online application and upload a resume and cover letter. 

Under the general supervision of a Research Project Manager, performs operational activities for research project(s) including complex recruitment, data collection, and database management guided by written protocols. Assists in the development and maintenance of written study materials and protocols. Participates as part of the research team and may provide administrative support for the research study. May provide training and orientation to other staff as it relates to specific tasks. Often performs routine functions of Research Specialist I independently. Involves supervisor or other staff when needed for complex issues and as specified in written protocols. Requires knowledge of basic research methodology and tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment/Data Collection Activities: a) Performs complex recruitment and/or data collection activities requiring specialized skills, education, or experience (e.g., medical record reviews, interviews, mailed questionnaires, physical measurements, and quality assurance). b) Interacts and communicates with study participants effectively, responding to questions and referring to other staff as appropriate (e.g., when specified in written protocols or when question is outside of Research Specialist I scope).

  • Administration & Communication a) May provide administrative support for the research study, including ordering supplies, scheduling/coordinating meetings, filing, copying, etc. b) Participates as part of the research team by attending meetings, recording minutes, identifying and communicating problems, and proposing solutions.

  • Systems/Tracking - Development & Maintenance a) Assists in developing and/or maintaining written study materials, protocols, and documentation. b) Maintains and may develop computer files, databases and/or computer tracking systems for project documentation, monitoring, data collection, and data quality. c) Provides data reports.

  • Training/Oversight/Mentoring a) May provide training and orientation to staff performing data collection or project support activities.


Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum one (1) year of working with relevant computer software. Relevant paid intern or volunteer experience may be considered towards the experience requirement.



  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities relevant to the project, e.g. medical record review, interviewing, participant assessment, recruitment and retention.

  • Depending on project, may require specific experience with data collection modalities.

  • Relevant computer proficiency.

  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience in health research.

  • Associates degree in health sciences or health-related discipline.

  • Intermediate or demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities relevant to the project (e.g. medical record review, interviewing, participant assessment, recruitment and retention).

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Met Park East - RI Survey Research_Recharge - 1130 Pay Range: $23.70 - $30.67 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest