Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute hires talented professionals to join us in our mission to improve health and health care for all. Below are a select openings. For information on other career opportunities at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, check Kaiser Permanente Washington's job site.
Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 757343 Date posted: 12/07/2018
Exciting things are happening at Kaiser Permanente! We are looking for a dynamic thought leader to lead Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) based in Seattle, Washington.
About the KPWHRI
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), formerly Group Health Research Institute, does ground-breaking research to improve the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. KP is recognized as one of America-s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Embedded within KP Washington region, KPWHRI is well known for its 35 years of landmark discoveries in areas such as improving chronic illness care; improving the safety and effectiveness of cancer screening, prescription drugs, vaccines, and imaging; promoting healthy aging; preventing illness; and transforming medical practices nationwide so patients can stay healthy and get the care they need. It has a strong track record for conducting influential and pragmatic public-domain research, including leadership in many national research networks and interest groups. Discoveries from KPWHRI research have changed the way people around the world care for their own health and how health care providers care for their patients.
KPWHRI-s faculty includes 39 doctorate trained scientific investigators, including physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, psychologists, and health services researchers-most of whom have joint appointments at the University of Washington. The faculty also includes 16 masters trained or doctorate-level research associates and 8 collaborative biostatisticians. This diverse, multidisciplinary scientific team is supported by a staff of about 250 employees. Working within an integrated health care delivery system, KPWHRI scientists have access to a large, well-defined research population of about 700,000 KP members in Washington state and millions more nationwide. KPWHRI researchers collaborate regularly with scientists from affiliated institutions such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, the Veterans Administration, the University of Washington, and Kaiser Permanente-s other regional research institutes. Through KP Washington-s Learning Health System Program, they also work closely with KP health system leaders to design, implement, and spread research findings that are improving health and health care for all.
KPWHRI attracts more than $50 million in revenue annually, including grants from federal sources such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-as well as many private foundations and industry. Its faculty publishes around 400 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals each year.
The Vice President for Research and Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Permanente Washington/Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute plays a pivotal role in leading the research agenda for KP-s Washington Region. The incumbent who assumes this role will set the vision for research, promote, and energize our institute by:
Providing leadership and vision for KPWHRI, its centers and research programs, by stewarding and growing a thriving research portfolio through sponsored research, scientific collaboration and dissemination,
Leading the design and development of innovative programs to enable the achievement of national and regional Kaiser Permanente goals and priorities.
Developing a high performing KPWHRI staff and providing guidance and support as necessary for their career growth and professional development.
Represent KP Washington through service and participations on boards, committees, panels, and conferences to represent organizational, health, and research interests at the local and national level.
Assures regional research activities are aligned with KP National goals.
Contributes to informing, identifying & establishing regional priorities, and participates in policy making at all levels of KPWA through service on the region-s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), its Joint Leadership Team (JLT), and through the dissemination of research knowledge and innovation in health care.
Provides oversight of all aspects of KPWHRI-s long-range planning and mission, direction, and objectives. Develops and fosters a diverse and meaningful scientific portfolio that results in a world class scientific program that translates into value that improves health for a variety of stakeholders, including KP members, local communities, and the nation. This includes engagement in recruiting, retaining, and overseeing the performance and productivity of scientific investigators and other research staff, as well as assuring integrity in the performance of research.
Designs and conducts scientific research. Identifies potential funding sources for self and others and writes proposals for funding. Conducts a research program and provides scientific leadership and guidance to improve the research of others. Represents KPWA and KPWHRI at the KP National Research Council and other KP national groups where senior executives are gathered. Represents the interests of KPWHRI to external funders of research and evaluation.
Contributes to the development of research by being a recognized scientific leader as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and direct contact with leaders in health care and research communities. Develops and executes measures of research productivity and seeks ways and venues to further disseminate and implement research findings both within KPWA, KP, and among community stakeholders. May represent KP through service and participations on boards, committees, panels & conferences to represent organizational, health and research interests at the local and national level.
Directs KPWHRI-s contributions to strategically plan and promote innovation in patient care and participates in other policy making decisions at KPWA. Works with KPWA leadership to integrate findings from research demonstrations and evaluations into patient care and decision making at KPWA. This includes the development of the Learning Health System (LHS) Program, promoting and aligning LHS work and initiatives with the region-s strategic plans and assuring strong support from SLT and JLT. Works with Washington Permanente Medical Group-s Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation in developing linkages with medical staff, health system operations, and other key areas of the organization, especially to identify and meet data and evaluation needs within the constraints of available resources.
- Minimum ten (10) years of experience as a scientific investigator, with achievement of the rank of Full Investigator or equivalent as Full Professor.
- Doctoral degree, PhD, or equivalent or MD or equivalent
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- If an MD, requires a license to practice as a physician within U.S. Eligible for physician licensure within Washington State.
- Success in securing peer reviewed grant funding as a Principal Investigator.
- Regular contributor to peer reviewed scientific journals.
- Scientific leadership experience in health-related research setting.
- Knowledge of research funding and review mechanisms, i.e., experience as a peer reviewer for NIH
- Knowledge of research methods and theory in health research related to discipline
- Scientific writing, data analysis and interpretation, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Substantive knowledge in health-related discipline.
- National recognition as evidenced from written evaluation of the Investigator-s academic and leadership record by nationally recognized scientists in health care research.
- Demonstrates through work examples required Core Competencies.
Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: M-F Working Hours Start: 8:00am Working Hours End: 5:00pm Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Executive/VP Job Category: Research and Development Department: 0308-30000-7924 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 783325 Date posted: 03/27/2019
This position is responsible for the growth and success of the MacColl Center and its linked agendas of research, system transformation, and dissemination of evidence-based methods, while also acting as a research scientist supported predominantly by external funding. Provides strategic direction and leadership to MacColl Center faculty and staff and serves as a senior leader within the Institute. Integrates research capabilities, translational expertise, participatory research, and innovative implementation science to advance both externally funded projects and redesign efforts within the KPW delivery system. Builds and oversees an open and supportive work environment to aid multidisciplinary faculty collaboration and promotes professional development. Guides MacColl's dissemination and field-building efforts, including website redesign, strategy for common data elements, and disposition of Wagner Endowment, and serves as a nationally recognized brand ambassador for MacColl.
Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 749767 Date posted: 11/12/2018
Under the supervision of the Research Administrative Supervisor or Manager, provides specialized administrative support to research faculty and staff. With little instruction and using knowledge of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and grant funder policies, analyzes problems, determines approach, and completes new assignments. This position requires the use of judgment in non-routine matters and is expected to take on complex or non-standard tasks. The ability to balance a complex workload while maintaining service commitments is required. A minimum of one year experience in a research environment is a prerequisite. Work is highly deadline driven and at times confidential in nature. This position is distinguished from a Research Support Specialist I by the higher level knowledge of departmental and research information and by the independent management of a complex workload and distinguished from a Research Support Specialist III by the lesser degree of leadership required
DO YOU HAVE ADMIN EXPERIENCE AND FIND YOU ENJOY HELPING OTHERS AND LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY? WANT TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT WITH PEOPLE WHO TURN INNOVATIVE IDEAS INTO BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE? THEN JOIN OUR TEAM! THE RESEARCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST II (RSSII) SUPPORTS FACULTY AND STAFF WITHINT KAISER PERMANENT WASHINGTON-S RESEARCH INSTITUTE. THE RSSII WILL HIT THE GROUND RUNNING TO BALANCE A COMPLEX WORK LOAD AND MEET DEMANDING SERVICE EXPECTATIONS, BE A PROBLEM SOLVER, BE DETAIL-ORIENTED, HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND WORK INDEPENDENTLY. WORK INCLUDES COMMUNICATING WITH COLLABORATROS, TRACKING MULTIPLE SCHEDULING REQUESTS AND DELIVERABLES, RECONCILING EXPENSES, AND ORGANIZING SPECIAL PROJECTS. YOU WILL USE MS OFFICE AND VISUAL PROGRAMS TO PREPARE MANUSCRIPTS, COMPILE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS INCLUDING GRAPHICS AND SPREADSHEETS.
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Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. 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: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI Travel: No
Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 748112 Date posted: 11/05/2018
Collaborates with scientific leadership and research project teams to provide fiscal and compliance expertise to the research program in both pre-award and post-award activities. Counsels scientific faculty on agency policies and regulatory issues. Ensures compliance with applicable grant/contract and regulatory requirements from various entities. Identifies and resolves grant administration issues based on knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policies and other requirements. Manages a portfolio of various funded projects, providing sound stewardship of funds. May focus on pre-award, post-award, or contracting aspects of grant administration, but must have basic knowledge in all three areas.
**SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED GRANT MANAGER WHO DESIRES TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED, COLLEGIAL ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING WORLD-CLASS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN GRANT APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION IS PREFERRED.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
1. STRICT ATTENTION TO DETAIL
2. ABLE TO TAKE DIRECTION FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES.
3. ABLE TO MULTI-TASK WITHOUT ERRORS
4. FAMILIARITY WITH GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NIH AND OTHER FUNDERS
5. MUST WORK WELL WITH OTHERS UNDER TIGHT DEADLINES AND PRESSURE.
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Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. 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: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI Travel: No
Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 776867 Date posted: 02/28/2019
Under the direction of GHRI Manager/Director, provides quality service to GHRI units through effectively supporting business systems, providing technical project support, and overseeing unique scientific processes such as annual scientific review, grant applications, labor distribution, effort management, or compliance. Develops & documents business procedures for GHRI staff for all workflows. Ensures business procedures are in compliance with mandated federal regulations. Leads cross-functional workgroups. Provides recommendations to GHRI leadership on workflow modifications to business processes and research-specific software systems. Facilitates the introduction, acceptance, integration, and effective use of business process software and integration of quality initiatives and Lean methodology in business operations functions. Develops training curricula & instructional materials, and provides user training.
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Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. 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: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
About 300 people work at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) with a commitment to improving health care for all. In return, the Institute provides competitive wages and excellent benefits, including medical coverage for permanent staff and eligible dependents from the first day of work. We have a relaxed and intellectually stimulating working environment and we value diversity.
We work on about 300 research projects at any given time. Many are multi-site studies conducted in collaboration with researchers from other health care and academic organizations, including the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and other leading research institutions.
Our offices and research clinic are located in downtown Seattle, close to South Lake Union and Seattle’s biotech community.
Being a good mentor to co-workers is highly valued at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI). Each year, the Institute presents awards to two individuals who provide outstanding service in promoting the career development of others.
KPWHRI's Ladia Albertson-Junkans recently rant for Team USA at the International Association of Ultrarunners Trail World Championships
Read about it in Healthy Findings.