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Kaiser Permanente Research Associate III in Oakland, California

Supervises day-to-day activities of a major segment(s) of a large study; all phases of a medium study; or several smaller studies to include direction of less experienced research staff. Large project usually is multi-year, with a budget in excess of 200k annually and hundreds of participants at multiple sites. Recommends solutions to project design problems. Final review required for some phases of projects.

Essential Functions:

• Manages all or most of the research study components and phases. Manages staff to include: hiring, training, evaluating performance and assigning work. Designs, implements and interprets findings of pilot programs.

• Identifies and oversees preparation of study tools and protocols. Prepares/presents progress reports as well as assists in writing scientific articles. Manages project budget; recommends budget actions/decisions. Supervises and monitors data collection, data editing and on-site pretests. Recommends solutions to project design problems. Leads professional committees with other coordinators, investigators, etc.

• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Secondary Functions:

  • This is for one year.

  • Continuation is contingent upon contract/grant funding.

Basic Qualifications:Experience- Minimum five (5) years of experience in one or more of the technical areas required.Education- Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.Licenses, Certifications, Registrations- N/A.

Additional Requirements:- Strong working knowledge of research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation and application.- Excellent knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, and database applications.- Able to create flow charts, chart review instruments, design questionnaires, interpret data. Project management skills required.- Knowledge of medical terminology.- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:- Master's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred.


TITLE: Research Associate III

LOCATION: Oakland, California

REQNUMBER: 1169342

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.