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Research Associate

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

Job Description:

Supervises day-to-day activities for several small scale project(s) or a complete phase of medium project, e.g., multi-year, budget under 200k annually. Recommends solutions to project design problems. Works under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of project.

Essential Functions:

- Coordinates multiple small scale research projects or phases of a medium size project. Supervises staff to include hiring, training, evaluating performance and assigning work. Develops project tools such as tracking forms, study questionnaires&chart review forms. Supervises overall recruitment activities of study participants to ensure eligibility. Makes final selection decision. Supervises data collection and on-site pretests of questionnaires. Oversees quality assurance. Drafts project progress reports e.g. data collection and data entry summations. Assists in development of study presentations and scientific manuscripts.

- Serves as a staff member on professional committees with other coordinators&investigators. Recommends solutions to project design problems. 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.

- 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 two (2) years of experience in one or more of the technical areas required - Professional certification (e.g., RN, RHIT, RD, etc.) may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

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:

- Working knowledge of research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation.

- Strong knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, and database applications.

- Able to generate flow charts, charts review instruments, design questionnaires, and interpret data.

- Strong project coordination skills required.

- Knowledge of medical terminology.

- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- N/A.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Study Background: This position will support a COVID-19 study whose aims include to establish baseline prevalence of seropositivity among a representative sample of KPNC members; assess incidence through serial serologic testing; provide real time estimates of community prevalence among this population; assess risk factors for infection among KPNC members; assess prevalence and incidence in school age children to provide data on the impact of school opening/closure on transmission; and develop a tool kit that will allow the techniques developed by this study to be rapidly adopted by different KP regions.

- Experience recruiting participants for large studies.

- Experience with developing electronic platforms for recruitment, data collection and participant tracking.

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.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Research Associate II, Infectious Diseases - IRB Submissions

LOCATION: Oakland, California

REQNUMBER: 913312

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 , Research Associate, Other , Oakland, California

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