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Research Scientist Position – Women’s and Children’s Health

Job Description

The Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California seeks an investigator to establish a successful research program in women’s and children’s health and intergenerational health with a focus on nutritional risk factors. This individual will be expected to develop an independently funded research program, conduct scholarly research that is recognized nationally and internationally, and collaborate with other Division of Research investigators and Kaiser Permanente clinicians and leadership to expand these target areas in order to advance knowledge in their field of expertise. Research approaches used will range from epidemiology and outcomes research to clinical trials to improve risk prediction, patient health outcomes and the effectiveness of health care delivery.

Investigators in the Division of Research draw on rich clinical data derived from a comprehensive state-of-the-art electronic medical record and enjoy direct access to a diverse population of >4.1 million members afforded by its location within Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The group has more than 50 research scientists based in Oakland who lead well- developed programs in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, health care delivery and policy, behavioral health and aging, cancer, infectious diseases, and women’s and children’s health. DOR investigators are primarily supported by grant and contract funding from federal and other external sources, especially the National Institutes of Health.

This Research Scientist position calls for relevant experience and research expertise in the target topic areas above. The successful candidate is expected to already have a track record of his/her own externally funded research portfolio, and to further develop his/her own externally funded research portfolio, work with other DOR scientists on content and methodologic issues, collaborate with physicians and program leaders within Kaiser Permanente, and develop national and international collaborations to advance research in their respective topic area.

Preferred qualifications include an MD or equivalent plus a master’s degree in public health or a related field, or PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a related field and postdoctoral research fellowship experience. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of independent scholarly publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature, demonstrated history of successful collaboration in research with clinicians, strong methodologic expertise, and experience working with electronic databases.


DOR is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages women and applicants of color to apply.

Please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Bette Caan, DrPh.
Chair, Search Committee
Director, Early Stage Scientists Training Program
Division of Research, Kaiser Perman nte, Northern California
2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Email: bette.caan@kp.org