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Career Opportunities

Clinical Research Director Tricia Buscio, RN, MHA, and Research Support Specialist Kelli O'Hara


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.

Open positions


Research Support Specialist I (170426)

Description

Do you enjoy helping others and learning something new every day? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, research environment with people who are passionate about turning innovative ideas into better health care for everyone? Would you enjoy being part of a highly functioning and collaborative team? Do others commend you on your ability to stay “cool as a cucumber” under pressure, despite multiple demands from multiple people & varied tasks from day-to-day? Then come join our administrative support team!
 

The Research Support Specialist I (RSSI) is an administrative support position that provides specialized support to research faculty and staff within Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national leader in health care research.

The RSSI will be very organized and detail-oriented and expected to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and experience working with several customers at the same time. In this position, you will reconcile and track expenses, manage staff calendars, schedule meetings, and may organize special projects and events. You will use your expertise in MS Office and visual programs to prepare research manuscripts, compile grant applications and presentation materials including graphics and spreadsheets.
 
If you are looking for a great opportunity to expand on your already honed administrative support skills while learning about health care research and being a part of a renowned research institute, this is THE position for you!
 
Please upload your resume and a cover letter in addition to completing the online application. A resume and cover letter are required elements of your application.
 
Schedule Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., some flexibility available
 
Job requires near continuous computer work; accommodations for disabilities available.
 
Qualifications
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma/GED 

Preferred Education
Some college  
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
MS Office
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
Operate basic office equipment
Ability to rapidly learn new software/new procedures
Prioritize multiple deadlines
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year Administrative experience (or comparable customer service-oriented experience)

Preferred Experience
3 years Administrative support experience
 

Apply for Research Support Specialist I


 

Grant Management Specialist II – Post Award (170589)

Description

Marketing Statement
Kaiser Permanente Washington, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 650,000 members through 26 medical centers. Founded in 1947, Kaiser Permanente Washington existed for nearly 70 years as Group Health Cooperative, a regional nonprofit which gained national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based treatments. Kaiser Permanente welcomed Group Health, its medical centers and members, into the Kaiser Permanente family in 2017 creating Kaiser Permanente's eighth region. Kaiser Permanente of Washington is a total health organization comprising Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, and the Washington Permanente Medical Group, P.C., formerly Group Health Physicians, an independent medical group that features more than 1,000 physicians.
 
Summary of Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with scientific leadership and research project teams to provide fiscal and compliance expertise to the research program in post-award activities.
  • Counsels project teams on agency policies, regulatory issues, and general institutional policies and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable grant/contract and regulatory requirements from various entities, such as NIH, AHRQ, PCORI and private foundations.
  • 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 support to project teams related to finance, grant/contract award terms and general compliance
  •  Prepares and submits of required financial reports.

Qualifications

Education:
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelors Degree: Any general field of study. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Preferred Education
Bachelors Degree: In Business, Finance, or related field.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate: Ability to develop complex spreadsheets. Ability to analyze and synthesize data from various sources and generate reports and analyses. Knowledge of policy and regulatory issues related to grant/contract funded work. Ability to problem-solve. Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new systems and processes.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate: Knowledge of policies and procedures of research funding, especially National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ability to  clearly articulate complex rules and regulations so that project teams understand implications of financial or regulatory decisions.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
2 years: Related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in grant and contract administration (or related field).

Preferred Experience
3–4 years: Experience in post-award grant work. Related experience in a research environment. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment. Experience determining cost allocation: allow ability and applicability especially with federal awards. Experience closing out awards including creating and submitting both interim and final financial reports (both federal and non-federal). Ability to interpret both grant and contract terms in order to provide advice to project teams and other stakeholders. Working on multi-disciplinary project teams in order to anticipate and problem solve potential financial or compliance issues.
 
License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required 
 

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Research Review Analyst – IRB (170308)

Description

Summary of Responsibilities

Provide analytic support for Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute research review committees, research investigators and staff. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats and educational materials. Coordinate and oversee the production of review committee reports. Ensure compliance with federal Office of Human Research Protection (OPHR), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), relevant state laws and Group Health policies regarding research, human subjects protections, confidentiality and privacy. Supervise research review committee administrative staff. May provide ad hoc data and reports.

This is a Part-Time 0.50 FTE position

 
Qualifications
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelors degree in science or humanities.

Preferred Education
Masters Degree: MPH or other advanced degree in biomedical or epidemiological field.

Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate: Demonstrated knowledge and experience with relevant state and federal laws including OHRP, FDA and HIPAA. Knowledge of the mandates, operations and organization of an IRB. Ability to make independent administrative and procedural decisions and judgments. Communication skills. Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports. Interpersonal skills to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of clinical, social scientists and project staff and all levels of employees. Computer skills in a Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel and Access.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate: Knowledge of scientific design and methods, epidemiology and statistics.

Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year; Managerial experience.
3 years: Experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Experience
3 years: Biomedical, epidemiological project management experience; experience in research at Group Health. Additional supervisory or management experience.
5 years: IRB administration.

License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
At time of hire: Certification as Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Certified IRB Professional (CIP). 
 

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Administrative Coordinator (170288)

Description

Summary of Responsibilities
  • Support Managing Director of the Research Institute. Act as a liaison to other departments, such as Information Systems and Facilities, and coordinate work.
  • Maintain tracking systems for department goals and work plans.
  • Coordinate department-wide events.
  • Analyze processes and recommend changes, with supporting data.
  • Potentially serve as backup for Vice President’s Executive Assistant during vacations.
  • Provide general administrative support for operational units, including calendaring, booking travel, ordering supplies, etc.
 
Qualifications
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Associates degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education
Bachelor’s degree.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate: Ability to work independently across multiple departments on diverse assignments, using discretion, professionalism and integrity. Must be organized and detail oriented, with problem solving skills. Ability to multi-task, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate: Project management skills and knowledge of Accounting and HR policies.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
4 years: Administrative or related experience.

Preferred Experience
3 years: Supervision or “lead” experience; administrative experience within Group Health.
 
License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required 
 

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Programmer Analyst II (170231)

Description

Under general supervision, provides database and programming design, data management, data extraction using SAS across multiple database platforms and large datasets (thousands of tables with millions of records), and provides analytic support for research projects of moderate complexity. May participate in multi-site research projects, working with other sites and running programs. Provides expertise in interpretation and use of health care and insurance data. Manages a workload of several projects and documents project work. Stays abreast of technological advances and human subjects’ research regulations as they relate to data handling and assists teams by sharing this knowledge.
 
Qualifications
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Master's degree plus 2 years programming experience OR Bachelor's degree plus 5 years programming experience

Preferred Education
Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, computer science or related' field
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Advanced; Expertise in analysis and programming using at least one specialized programming package, e.g., SAS, MS Access. Understanding of computer programming languages and design concepts. Understanding of research methodology. Logic and analytic ability. Communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Advanced; Expertise in analysis and programming using more than one package. Expertise in interpretation and use of health care and insurance data. Familiarity with SQL Server, Teradata, and other database systems.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
2 years; Programming experience in a comparable environment using multiple data systems and very large datasets.

Preferred Experience
5 years; Programming experience in a comparable environment
 
License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required 
 

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Programmer Analyst III (170234)

Description

In collaboration with scientific leadership, provides database and programming design, data management, data extraction using SAS across multiple database platforms and large datasets (thousands of tables with millions of records), and provides analytic support for complex research projects. May participate in multi-site research projects, working with other sites, running programs and leading multi-site studies. Source of programming information for other GHRI programmers. Provides technical leadership on research projects; may work with programmers at other institutions to design technical approaches that will meet the needs of multi-institution projects. Stays abreast of technological advances and human subjects’ research regulations as they relate to data handling and assists teams by sharing this knowledge.

Qualifications
Minimum Education Requirements
Master’s Degree; Master's degree plus 4 years programming experience OR Bachelor's degree plus 7 years programming experience.

Preferred Education
Master’s Degree; Master's in public health, epidemiology, statistics, computer science or related field.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Advanced; Good communication skills; strong organization skills; ability to handle demanding workload and balance multiple tasks.
Advanced;  Expertise in analysis and programming using SAS and MS Access; understanding of computer programming languages & design concepts; understanding of research methodology; logic and analytical ability.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate; Familiarity with statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology. Expertise in interpretation and use of health care data and insurance data. Familiarity with SQL Server, Teradata, and other database systems.
Advanced; Expertise with additional analytic, programming & applications development packages.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
4 years; Programming experience in a comparable environment using multiple data systems and very large datasets.

Preferred Experience
7 years; Programming experience in a comparable environment
 
License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required 
 

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Kaiser Permanente is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

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Our culture

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.