Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health. Come join us in Seattle, Washington.
Research Associate I,II or III
Level I – Job #969522
Level II - Job #969480
Level III – Job #969553
In this role, you will provide content specific scientific expertise (e.g., epi methods, qualitative or quantitative data analyses, intervention design and implementation, etc.) to support one or more scientific programs. As a Research Associate (RA), you will typically work in collaboration with other scientists (ie, RA's or scientific investigators), project managers, programmers, biostatisticians, and other research staff. The RA track is considered a faculty track, as distinct from other staff roles in the institute which also directly or indirectly support the scientific programs. As such, RA’s are subject to the same academic standards for hiring and promotion as other faculty which include consideration of time within rank, local and national scientific service, scientific reputation, one’s role in generating and disseminating scientific findings as well as one’s overall skill competencies and annual performance. The RA track is a supporting faculty track distinct from the Scientific Investigator track, which is an independent scientific track. The RA I position is an entry level role, but requires a master’s degree, research training, and advanced skills in you field of competence. The RA II position is an entry level role for persons with a doctorate degree or an early-mid career role for someone with a master’s degree. The RA III role is a mid-to-senior career position. You will work under the direction of one or more Scientific Investigators but will be expected to function largely independently on assigned tasks. The specific activities you will participate in can be variable based on the needs of the project and your skillset, but you will be expected to (1) apply advanced research methods, as relevant to your area of expertise and to the projects you support, (2) participate in scientific writing (such as grant applications and scientific papers), and (3) participate in the dissemination of scientific findings to a national audience. The RA III will spend more time in the latter two activities than more junior RA’s and will also be expected to be increasingly nationally recognized for their scientific contributions to their field of study.
We are seeking individuals with strong interest in aging and/or dementia research. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, who bring to our institute varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
RA I Qualifications Include:
A master’s degree in a relevant field, such as Epidemiology, Behavioral Science, Anthropology, etc.
Professional training and research contributions while at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute at date of hire/transfer. For example, individuals providing intervention services must have appropriate training, certification or licensures to practice
Oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
The ability to work well in a team environment and take direction
Research skills as appropriate to the needs of the study and project team, including the ability to review and synthesize the scientific literature and the ability to conduct qualitative or quantitative analyses with supervision
The ability to conduct specific activities within one’s content domain with supervision
Proficiency consistent with advanced graduate training
Previous experience conducting health related research or training in research design and implementation relevant to public health preferred
RA II Qualifications Include:
At least four years of advanced research training and experience in a comparable faculty-level research role (with master's degree) OR two years of relevant advanced research training and experience in a comparable faculty-level research role (with doctorate degree)
A master's degree in a relevant field such as epidemiology, behavioral science, anthropology, etc.
Research skills as appropriate to the needs of the study and project team, including the ability to review and synthesize the scientific literature and conduct qualitative or quantitative analyses with limited supervision
The ability to conduct specific activities within one's content domain with supervision
Proficiency consistent with advanced graduate training and several years of work experience
Strong organizational skills, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
The ability to work well in a team environment and take direction
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Aging and/or dementia as a focus of current and/or prior work preferred
Quantitative analysis skills and experience with the operations of epidemiologic studies and/or complex multi-studies
Five years of experience in comparable faculty level role with a doctorate degree
Experience working as a senior supporting, non-independent, research scientist
Individuals providing intervention services must have appropriate training, certification, or licensures to practice by date of hire/transfer
The ability to review and synthesize the scientific literature and the ability to conduct qualitative or quantitative analyses
Doctorate degree in epidemiology, behavioral science, anthropology, or a related field
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing the above job numbers.
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.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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As America's largest nonprofit health plan, serving over 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, we're driven by the needs of our patients and our responsibility to the communities we serve. We recruit high-caliber individuals and provide them with a positive work environment, outstanding facilities and resources, competitive wages, and exceptional benefits. If you believe quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice.