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Senior Research Associate III, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

- Experience working with very large data collection team projects and managing full research teams, including staff that consist of research assistants, research associates, data analyst and lab technicians.

- Experience working with KPNC regional multi-site field research projects and clinical research studies including in-person research exams and online surveys.

- Experience coordinating blood collection and biobank specimens, data collection activities, such as administration of research questionnaires and collection of body measurements., patient interviews; data quality control; preparation of budgets; hiring, training, evaluating and supervising research staff; conducting data analysis; preparing grant applications

- Based primarily in chronic disease epidemiology (obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in women).

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.

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.

- Experience working with very large data collection team projects and managing full research teams, including staff that consist of research assistants, research associates, data analyst and lab technicians.

- Experience working with KPNC regional field projects and field research studies

- Expericence coordinating data collection activities, such as administration of research questionnaires and collection of body measurements., patient interviews; data quality control; preparation of budgets; hiring, training, evaluating and supervising research staff; conducting data analysis; preparing grant applications

- Experience with submitting and tracking projects for IRB approval.

- Based primarily in chronic disease epidemiology (obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in women).

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Senior Research Associate III, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

LOCATION: Oakland, California

REQNUMBER: 922216

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.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland , Senior Research Associate III, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Other , Oakland, California

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