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Research Scientist Position – Cardiovascular

The Division of Research of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente Northern California) seeks an investigator with a focus on cardiovascular disease and associated 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 in expanding in these target areas to advance knowledge. Research approaches used will range from epidemiology and outcomes research to clinical trials to implementation science and health services research in order to improve the accuracy of cardiovascular disease risk prediction, reduce the risks of adverse clinical and patient-centered outcomes, and optimize effectiveness of health care delivery for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Investigators in the Division of Research draw on rich clinical data derived from a comprehensive, state-of-the-art electronic health record system and enjoy direct access to a highly diverse population of >4.5 million members afforded by its location within Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The group has more than 60 research scientists who lead well-developed programs across the broad spectrum of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, as well as many other research areas. DOR investigators are primarily supported by grant and contract funding from federal sources, especially the National Institutes of Health (NIH), foundation and industry-based funding sources, as well as selected internal sources.

This Research Scientist position calls for relevant experience and research expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology, outcomes research, health services research, clinical trials or implementation science. The successful candidate is expected to develop their own externally funded research portfolio; lead or co-lead the KPNC site of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, an NIH-funded multi-site prospective cohort study of cardiovascular risk; 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 interest areas.

Preferred qualifications include an MD or equivalent plus a master’s degree in public health or in a related field, or a PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, outcomes research, implementation science, 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 and/or clinicians, strong methodological expertise, and experience working with electronic health 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: 

Alan S. Go, M.D.

Associate Director, Division of Research (Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditions Research)
Regional Medical Director, Clinical Trials Program
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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