Kaiser Permanente Sr Investigator, Research in Atlanta, Georgia
To lead a program of research that is recognized nationally and internationally in the senior investigator's area of special expertise by designing and implementing major health- related research projects, developing, evaluting and testing significant innovations in the organization, delivery, and financing of health care, publishing research findings in major scientific and professional journals and books, translating research into practice, leading national and/or local research cooperatives, assisting in the career development of junior investigators, and stimulating and guiding the overall development of the CHR as a preeminent research institution. Advise Kaiser Permanente and national policy-makers in area of expertise.
Design, develop, obtain funding for, lead and direct a large ongoing research program comprising multiple, coordinated research, demonstration, and/or evaluation projects in the senior investigator's area of particular expertise in order to advance knowledge that will improve health and health care delivery. Be recognized national/international leader in research specialty area, including Principal Investigator of major research studies.
Communicate research results to other scientists, clinicians, professional groups, the community, and the media.
Work with partners in the health care system to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente and/or non-Kaiser Permanente members. This includes providing scientific and health policy leadership in a defined area of expertise deriving from the senior investigator's research program; working with policy makers, KP providers and managers, and others in the health care field and related contexts.
Provide technical consulting and professional service to KP, assume major responsibility for demonstration projects in the special interest of KP, and serve on relevant KP committees and task forces.
Promote a positive science-focused work culture by assisting in the development of Center policy, providing technical services and consultation to other CHR staff, by helping to define the CHR's future research agenda, and by maintaining security and confidentiality of research and medical data.
Participate in educational and mentoring activities by helping to train undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students, and research associates pursuing health or health services research careers.
Provide service to the professional and scientific community through membership on scientific peer review groups and national policy and advisory boards; participate in (inter)national collaborative studies; and consult with local, state, and national voluntary and governmental agencies.
Minimum five (5) years of experience as Investigator (or equivalent such as Associate Professor or Assistant Professor).
Minimum fifteen (15) articles in peer-reviewed journals (five (5) first-authored); minimum ten (10) articles will have been published within the last ten (10) years.
Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or Dr.P.H.) in one of the social sciences, medicine, or health care disciplines.
License, Certification, Registration
Senior investigators from the academic fields typically hold membership in their respective professional/scientific associations.
Thorough knowledge of quantitative methods (from mathematics and statistics) for dealing with methodological and analytic problems in the senior investigator's substantive area of expertise (e.g., epidemiology, sociology, economics).
Thorough knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medical and health care phenomena).
Working knowledge of a standard statistical software library (e.g., SAS, STATA or SPSS) and relational database design.
Ability to build and supervise a team of research analysts, assistants, and other project staff to accomplish project tasks in a timely and efficient manner
Ability to work in a computerized work environment, including word, web technology and data processing
Scientific writing skills; ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical/clinical audiences.
Research methods and theory in health research related discipline; data analysis and interpretation skills, substantive knowledge in health-related discipline.
Exceptional leadership skills as evidenced by several years experience overseeing complex research projects including supervision of scientific and administrative staff.
Success in securing peer-reviewed grant funding as a Principal Investigator, including competing renewal of previously funded projects.
Demonstrated ability in establishing national research agenda as evidenced by leadership role on national expert panels and grant review committees and: publications in national, peer-reviewed scientific journals, presentations of research findings at national meetings.
Recommendations from minimum (3) three nationally recognized experts in Senior Investigator's area of expertise.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Extensive experience (e.g., minimum five (5) years) pertaining to health
related research, theory, and policy.
Experience working in or with a health maintenance organization.
Comprehensive knowledge of complex quantitative methods (from mathematics and statistics) for dealing with methodological and analytic problems in the senior investigator's area of expertise.
Comprehensive knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medical and health care phenomena).
Comprehensive knowledge of specialized theories or a body of knowledge of particular relevance to CHR's research agenda.
Thorough knowledge of one or more standard statistical software libraries (e.g., SAS, STATA or SPSS) and relational database design.
Outstanding ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences, as well as clinical and lay audiences.
Excellent administrative skills for dealing with large, complex projects.
Excellent partnership skills, including communications and negotiations.
Senior investigators from health care fields typically hold licenses in their respective professions (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., R. Pharm., R.N.).
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.
TITLE: Sr Investigator, Research
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
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.
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