Kaiser Permanente STATISTICAL RESEARCH ANALYST I-CHR - Research Analysis (Portland) in Portland, Oregon

Under direct supervision of the department manager and research team, manages all aspects of data extraction and manipulation, ensuring data quality and integrity. Provides analytic support for research projects including creation of analytic datasets and statistical support for one or more studies. May participate in multi-site research projects, working with other sites and running programs. Manage a workload of several projects and document all project work.

Essential Responsibilities:

Planning, Designing, and Advising on Research Analytics: Works with investigator and project team to determine the scientific research project requirements. Negotiates performance expectations with customers and creates project work plans to match. Assists in research problem definition and propose possible resolutions. Uses knowledge of research methodology, data sources and technology to recommend solutions. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity, using judgment within defined policies and procedures.

Developing and Maintaining Research Analytics Processes: Develops programs and analytic datasets to support projects using multiple data systems and very large datasets. Employs data management and quality best practices and knowledge thereof in a standardized, transparent, and efficient manner. Assumes responsibility as a partner for the planning, resourcing, and execution of timely internal and external data management activities. Reviews code with team members to ensure high quality results. Performs basic analysis, coding, testing, documentation, and maintenance tasks for projects of simple to moderate complexity. Coordinates data transfers and data reconciliation. Complies with IRB approved protocols and applicable regulations.

Communication and Support: Engages project staff and relevant CHR personnel in problem definition and solution finding. Actively contributes to knowledge sharing efforts through engagement in team meetings, contributions to knowledge sharing tools, and cross training. Communicates findings to customers via presentations, reports, and meetings. Generally acknowledged in publication and poster presentations.

Innovation: Assesses information to identify the best solution from existing alternatives; notifies appropriate CHR subject matter expert of issues discovered in the data so that the issues can be resolved; works under direction and plans own activities to accomplish objectives. Performs other duties as requested.

Documentation: Documents processes, data structures, and data flows for research projects to ensure repeatability and support for findings made as a result of the project.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum one (1) year programming experience with SAS or SQL.


Bachelor's degree in mathematical, community health or social science disciplines.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Project management, including: work plan development, setting clear timelines, priority setting, being efficient, collaborative, candid, open, and results oriented.

Technical specification/documentation writing.

Familiarity with data flow diagraming and process flow diagramming using Visio or similar tools.

Microsoft Office.

Proactive problem solver.

Customer focus, as well as a focus on what is best for the organization.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (1:1, peer, multi-disciplinary group, presentations, written).

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum three (3) years in a research setting or working with health care data.

Advanced degree in mathematical, community health or social science disciplines.



LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


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.