The Division of Research (DOR) of The Permanente Medical Group of Kaiser Permanente Northern California seeks an early-stage investigator with research experience in the epidemiology of women’s health across the life course with a special focus on benign gynecologic disease. 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 DOR investigators and Kaiser Permanente physicians and operational leadership in areas related to gynecologic and reproductive health, including identifying risk factors and comparing treatment effectiveness for understudied gynecologic conditions, and linking gynecologic and reproductive health factors to lifelong cardiometabolic disease risk.
Investigators in the DOR draw on rich clinical data derived from a comprehensive, state-of-the-art electronic health record system within Kaiser Permanente Northern California and enjoy direct access to a highly diverse population of >4.5 million members with >60,000 pregnancies each year and an established myomectomy and hysterectomy database. DOR has more than 60 research scientists who lead well-developed research programs in women’s and children’s health, behavioral health and aging, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, health care delivery and policy, and infectious diseases. DOR investigators are primarily supported by grant and contract funding from federal sources, especially the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundations, as well as selected internal sources and industry sponsors.
This Research Scientist I position calls for relevant expertise in the epidemiology of benign gynecologic disease. In addition, a candidate may also have expertise in other research areas and methods, including pregnancy and postpartum health. The specific areas in which the successful candidate may work should complement content areas of interest to DOR investigators and interest in collaborations with Kaiser Permanente Northern California clinical and operations leaders.
Preferred qualifications include a PhD or equivalent training in epidemiology, health services research, or a related field. A clinical degree along with a master’s degree in a research field may also be appropriate. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of obtaining peer-reviewed research grants from the National Institutes of Health or comparable funding organizations; first-authored and collaborative publications in the peer-reviewed medical and public health literature; an interest in or a demonstrated record of collaboration in research with clinical partners or health systems operational leaders. Evidence of current funding from peer-reviewed grants is highly desirable, as is experience conducting research projects within health care delivery systems and that use data from electronic medical records.
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
Research Scientist in Benign Gynecologic Disease Epidemiologist Search Committee
c/o Suzanne Furuya
Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2023