Director, Division of Health Services Research and Implementation Science
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: April 1, 2021
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given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on
the future of health. Director, Division of Health Services
Research and Implementation Science Description:
Designs, develops, obtains funding for, and directs epidemiologic,
behavioral science, health services, or related research projects
that are consistent with institutional, state, and national health
care priorities. Contributes to the overall achievements of the
Department of Research & Evaluation (R&E) and the Southern
California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG).
- General: Designs, develops, obtains funding for, and directs
research projects that are consistent with institutional, state,
and national health care priorities.
- Prepares grant proposals, internal reports, and manuscripts for
publication in high-quality peer review journals both independently
- Provides service to the scientific community through reviewing
manuscripts for publication and serving on editorial boards, grant
review panels, and national boards of directors.
- May consult with local, state, and national non-profit and
- Makes presentations to R&E and SCPMG as requested.
- Presents papers in oral or poster format at national and
international scientific meetings.
- Serves on and may Chair departmental committees and SCPMG
committees based on experience and expertise.
- Mentors postdoctoral fellows and junior research scientists when
experience and opportunities permit.
- Rank Specific: Research Scientist III: Requires substantial
professional experience (thirteen (13) years of postdoctoral
- Serves as a PI on 2 studies, a site PI on 2-3 studies and a co-I
on 1-4 extramurally funded studies.
- Publishes 1-2 papers per year as a first author, 2-3 papers per
year as a senior author, and 4-6 papers per year as a collaborating
- Makes 1 or more presentation at Departmental or SCPMG meeting and
3-5 national meetings per year.
- May provide consultation to top-level regional and inter-regional
SCPMG/KP Health Plan managers/committees.
- Serves on Departmental committees as well as 1-2 grant review
- Review 12 papers per year for indexed peer review journals.
- Serve on 1-2 editorial board for peer review journals.
- May assume responsibilities of Assistant Director.
- This is a third level in a career progression. Basic
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H. or similar degree
designation) in epidemiology, behavioral science, health services
research, or related field or doctoral degree in medicine (M.D.,
D.O. or similar degree designation) with additional research
education (M.P.H., M.S., or similar degree designation) and
License, Certification, Registration
- Competent in advanced research methods, including statistical
techniques and study design commonly used in epidemiologic,
behavioral, health services research, or similar studies.
- Professional experience (years dependent on rank) in designing
and conducting original research, presenting results at national
scientific meetings and publishing in peer review journals.
- Ranks of Research Scientist I-III are consistent with Assistant,
Associate, and Full Professor in traditional academic settings.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
- N/A. Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles
Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon,
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End:
5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status:
Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01-NUE-Non Union
Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research
and Development Department: Research & Evaluation Travel: Yes, 5 %
of the Time 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.
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