The Department of Research and Evaluation is seeking Research Associates II and Research Associates III/IV for epidemiologic research studies. The candidates will coordinate day-to-day activities of several small scale project(s) or phases of one or more larger projects. May oversee assigned work of project staff. Work under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of project.
Coordinates day-to-day activities of several small scale project(s) or phases of one or more larger projects. Collects project data through interviews, chart review or other methods. May collect, secure and assist with biospecimen management.
May assist in development of study tools (e.g. tracking forms, questionnaires, chart review forms, etc.).
Assists with and/ or oversees assigned study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment activities, pilot studies, focus groups, etc).
Drafts project progress reports collaboratively.
May participate in the training of new team members and/or clinical staff. If assigned to clinical trial, may work with Sponsors/ monitors at clinical sites.
Adheres to compliance and privacy/ confidentiality requirements and standards.
Adheres to GCP and compliance regulations for clinical trials.
Assists with and/ or oversees quality assurance of study activities; ensures quality data.
Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.
Identifies, recommends and implements solutions to study issues.
May interface with IRB and/ or draft portions of IRB protocols, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.
May supervise the day-to-day activities of project staff (ex. assign work and evaluate performance, etc).
May assist with staff hiring and training.
May contribute to portions of study presentations.
Serves as a member on department or study-related committees.
May track expenses and monitor budget. May recommend budget actions/ decisions.
May provide information and oversight for invoices.
Reviews scientific literature and synthesizes and summarizes information.
RA III/IV Functions: In addition to above,
Develops simple study protocols or portions of complex protocols.
Monitors progress of study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment, pilot studies, focus groups, etc.).
May coordinate research project activities with other research study centers.
Assists in writing scientific articles.
Drafts background section and may contribute to other sections of grant proposals.
Minimum two (2) years (RA III/IV- minimum four (4) years) of experience in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or healthcare-related field.
Minimum one (1) year of experience coordinating research projects under specific guidance.
Minimum one (1) year of training and/or experience in research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing; OR
Minimum one (1) year of experience in clinical trials protocols involving research methodology/research study design, and hypothesis testing.
Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or health-related field (ex. Biology, Psychology, etc.), OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Experience with interviewing (by phone and/or in-person) and medical chart review.
Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data interpretation.
Experience coordinating one or more projects.
Professional oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
RA III/IV Additional Requirements: In addition to above,
Must be able to prepare sections of professional reports and presentations.
Master's degree in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology or related field.
RA III/IV Preferred Qualifications: In addition to above,
Minimum one (1) year of direct personnel management preferred.
Internal Number: 703814 & 688657
About Kaiser Permanente Research & Evaluation
Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Department of Research and Evaluation (R&E) conducts high-quality, innovative translational research that benefits the health of its members and the communities from which they come. At Kaiser Permanente, research helps us learn what we need to do to provide better care for our members and promote better health in the community. More than 350 people work at the Pasadena, California-based Department of Research & Evaluation. The department is the primary hub of research for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, supporting research by full-time faculty members as well as medical center-based clinician researchers.