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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


Vice President, Research & Health Care Innovation for KP Washington Region; Exec. Director KPWHRI

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.

SUMMARY
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.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
-  Minimum ten (10) years of experience as a scientific investigator, with achievement of the rank of Full Investigator or equivalent as Full Professor.

Education
-  Doctoral degree, PhD or licensed MD

License, Certification, Registration
-  If an MD, requires a license to practice as a physician within U.S. Eligible for physician licensure within Washington State.

Additional Requirements:
-  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.

Preferred Qualifications:
-  N/A.

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

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Survey Research Program Manager (KPWHRI)

Location: Seattle, WA   Job Number: 718761  Date posted: 07/17/2018

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is seeking an experienced Manager to manage its Survey Research Program and provide methods consultation to faculty. This position will have the opportunity to continue to develop an outstanding survey research program and to collaborate with epidemiological and health services researchers on a wide range of clinical and methodological areas. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with researchers and to test innovative survey methodologies in a large defined population.

KPWHRI (http://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/) is an internationally recognized academic research organization that conducts non-proprietary research, primarily through federally funded grants and contracts that total over $50 million annually. KPWHRI’s scientific faculty consists of doctorate-level investigators trained in medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, economics, and biostatistics. KPWHRI’s programmatic research areas include cancer prevention, pharmacoepidemiology, immunizations, behavioral medicine, women's health, and aging. KPWHRI is part of a vibrant research community in Seattle, including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, among others. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, a non-profit integrated health care system. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in a relevant social science, behavioral science, or health sciences discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong interest in active collaboration on public domain interdisciplinary research studies are required. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years managing a survey research program in addition to experience working within the field and expertise in all phases and modes of survey research. They should also have experience and interest in expanding the survey program’s capacity and research volume. Equivalent academic position titles, depending on the size of the institution may be Associate Director or Director of Survey Research.

Interested applicants should include a cover letter that addresses the following key points: 1) expertise and experience related to the qualifications, desirable skills, and abilities described in the job announcement; 2) experience managing and directing survey project teams or programs; 3) HR/Personnel and management experience to date; & 4) why the applicant would be a good match with the Institute’s mission, vision and values. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Open-rank Doctorate-level Biostatistics Faculty Position

The Biostatistics Unit at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is seeking a doctoral-level faculty researcher in biostatistics to lead independent methodological research and to collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams on observational studies and pragmatic clinical trials in a setting with access to rich electronic healthcare data. Areas of potential collaboration include aging, behavioral medicine, cancer prevention, health informatics, immunizations, mental health, and pharmacoepidemiology. 
 
KPWHRI (formerly Group Health Research Institute) is an internationally recognized research organization that conducts practical epidemiologic, health services, behavioral, and clinical research to improve health and health care (https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/). The Institute’s research is primarily funded through federal grants and contracts that total more than $45 million annually. KPWHRI’s position within Kaiser Permanente Washington (www.kp.org/wa), a not-for-profit health care delivery system in the Pacific Northwest, provides a natural laboratory to leverage healthcare data to study important health issues through clinical trials and observational studies. KPWHRI has over 200 employees, including a faculty of over 35 doctorate-level scientists trained in medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, and biostatistics.
 
The Biostatistics Unit is comprised of 6 PhD biostatistician investigators, 9 MS- or PhD-level collaborative biostatisticians, and 5 University of Washington (UW) biostatistics graduate students with collective expertise in Bayesian methods, causal inference, correlated data, large scale prediction modeling, missing data, sequential testing, spatial statistics, and survival analysis. KPWHRI is an active member of a vibrant regional research community that includes the UW, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. Investigator biostatisticians at KPWHRI typically have affiliate appointments at the UW Department of Biostatistics.
 
Appointment is open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Senior level). Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated ability or strong potential to collaborate on multidisciplinary research teams and successfully lead their own research program.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Biostatistics or Statistics, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
 
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and research statement to Annie Shaffer (Annie.J.Shaffer@kp.org).  Questions about the position can be directed to the Director of Biostatistics, Jennifer Nelson, PhD (Jen.Nelson@kp.org). Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary and title commensurate with training and experience.
 
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. 
 

 


Collaborative Biostatistician Position

The Biostatistics Unit at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is seeking an entry-, mid- or senior-level MS or PhD biostatistician interested in applying modern statistical methods to data from both observational studies and clinical trials in an interdisciplinary academic research environment. Using electronic health data from health care delivery systems, the position will involve collaboration with investigators across areas such as cancer prevention, pharmacoepidemiology, immunizations, behavioral medicine, women's health, health informatics, mental health, and aging.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to support biostatistical methods research to improve the conduct of pragmatic trials and complex observational studies. To learn more about our ongoing research and methods, please visit https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/.
 
KPWHRI (formerly Group Health Research Institute) is an internationally recognized research organization that conducts practical epidemiologic, health services, behavioral, and clinical research to improve health and health care. The Institute’s research is primarily funded through federal grants and contracts that total more than $45 million annually. KPWHRI’s position within Kaiser Permanente Washington (www.kp.org/wa), a not-for-profit health care delivery system in the Pacific Northwest, provides a natural laboratory to leverage healthcare data to study important health issues through clinical trials and observational studies. KPWHRI has over 200 employees, including a faculty of over 35 doctorate-level scientists trained in medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, and biostatistics. The Biostatistics Unit is comprised of 6 PhD biostatistician investigators, 9 MS biostatisticians, and 5 biostatistics graduate students. KPWHRI is an active member of a vibrant regional research community that includes the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Seattle Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. 
 
Applicants must have an MS or PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration are required. Expertise with SAS, Stata, or R is desirable.
 
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a CV (or resume), and a list of relevant coursework including department and course number (unofficial transcript is sufficient) to Annie Shaffer (annie.j.shaffer@kp.org). Questions about the position can be directed to Susan Shortreed, PhD (susan.m.shortreed@kp.org), Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Unit, KPWHRI. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration applicants should submit materials by September 15, 2018. Salary and title commensurate with training and experience. 
 
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.   
 

 


Senior Research Interventionist

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 180058-KPWA Date posted: 01/08/2018

Description
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute(KPWHRI) improves the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. The Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems since 1983. Government and private research grants provide our main funding.

The Senior Research Interventionist for the Oncology Clinical Trials program utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in project planning and implementation of data collection for complex clinical/health research trials. Closely collaborates with NCI NCORP Investigators and delivery system professionals in designing, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of Oncology clinical research study activities. May directly or functionally train and supervise Research Interventionists, Clinical Research Specialists, or other research staff in the conduct of clinical study procedures and protocol parameters in Oncology. Contributes professional clinical expertise, and serves as a resource to, related programmatic areas in the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute and in the Oncology Clinical Group Practice.

This position may occasionally travel to our KP area clinics such as: Seattle (Capitol Hill), Bellevue, Tacoma.

Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree as determined by the needs of the research projects. Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Preferred Education
Master’s Degree or PhD in health-related field. AND Certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects. Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate: Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/assessment skills as required by the projects. A thorough understanding of regulatory policies governing industry practices, HIPAA requirements for clinical research, and knowledgeable about patient safety and quality control requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, and to provide leadership in a team setting.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate: Clinical knowledge of general cancer prevention, screening, staging, and treatment. General medical and Oncology-related vocabulary.

Minimum Experience Requirements
5 years’ Experience - with clinical activities required by the research projects. Two years of clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience. Experience with protocol development and clinical monitoring procedures required. Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects.

Preferred Experience
5 years medical and/or Radiation Oncology clinical care experience. Oncology clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience. Experience with Oncology protocol requirements and research protocol compliance. Familiarity with clinical research implementation and monitoring procedures. Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects, plus 7-10 years’ experience as research interventionist or clinical professional. Prior staff training and leadership experience.

Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
At time of hire: One of the following: Active unencumbered Washington State License as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Preferred License/Certifications
Healthcare CPR, OCN, CCRC or CCRA


Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research & Development Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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Administrative Research Coordinator

Location: Seattle, WA   Job Number: 713178   Date posted: 07/10/2018
 
Description
Independently provides highly advanced administrative support to KPWHRI Directors, faculty and/or complex research programs. Serves as the central contact with other departments and external collaborators in the initiation and resolution of administrative matters concerning the program(s). Leads the program teams to effectively coordinate administrative activities and program tasks. May provide supervision of other research administrative staff with hire, fire, training and performance management responsibility. Produces expected deliverables and communicates with KPWHRI Directors or program leaders regarding status of tasks and deliverables. Provides leadership and direction to staff performing diverse administrative functions and may provide backup support to the Research Admin Manager in their absence.
 
Essential Responsibilities
  • Independently provides highly advanced administrative support to KPWHRI Directors, faculty and/or complex research programs.
  • Conducts project planning related to administrative function, developing goals and objectives for planned work.
  • Assists in the development of strategies and approaches to accomplish the work.
  • Creates and updates work plans and timelines for administrative projects.
  • Assists in implementing new work procedures and operations within a research environment.
  • Utilizes advanced critical thinking skills to identify appropriate resources needed, develop schedules and ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Coordinates collaboration involving internal leaders and external stakeholders. 
  • Tracks complex threads of communication among multiple stakeholders. 
  • Designs processes for new administrative projects and learns specialized software as needed. 
  • Ensures program requirements or processes are properly documented.
  • Assists faculty with the most complex grant applications.
  • Proactively analyzes administrative process and outcome data to define problems and identify development opportunities or new projects for the program.
  • Develops recommendations on how to successfully execute program administrative activities/projects. 
  • Anticipates problem areas and plans for contingencies.
  • Independently resolves critical administrative issues based on business knowledge using general guidelines and research techniques. 
  • Keeps stakeholders appraised of progress.
  • Analyzes administrative project outcomes.
  • Functions as a liaison with counterparts in the Enterprise and with external collaborators to accomplish the goals of the program. Liaison activities could include:
  • Anticipating cross functional needs.
  • Developing complex communications with senior executives.
  • Facilitating agendas, trips, and other logistics the specific program area requires.
  • Utilizing excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey full picture of project as well as specific details as appropriate for context.
  • Utilizing knowledge of scope of job to make independent decisions, while also knowing when consultation is needed.
  • Provides unit support, ensuring seamless coverage of administrative needs, assisting to project future needs and strategically applying knowledge/expertise.
  • May supervise and train more junior members of the Research Administration team.
  • May provide backup support to the Research Admin Manager in his/her absence.
  • May provide input in direction setting and strategic goals for unit and support staff.
  • Works cross functionally and applies lessons learned strategically to the unit.
 
** LOOKING FOR A PERSON WITH HIGHLY ADVANCED ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE WHO CAN PROACTIVELY AND INDEPENDENTLY MANAGE THE NEEDS OF COMPLEX RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND WHO HAS THE ABILITY 1) TO TRACK COMPLEX THREADS OF COMMUNICATION AMONG MULTIPLE PROJECTS WITH OVERLAPPING TEAMS AND STAKEHOLDERS AND THE SOPHISTICATED COMMUNICATION SKILLS (READING, WRITING AND VERBAL) TO REPLY TO THOSE THREADS, 2) TO DEVELOP EFFICIENT SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE RELIABLE, AND FLEXIBLE ASSISTANCE THAT INVOLVES THE ABILITY TO WORK AND PROBLEM SOLVE INDEPENDENTLY. THE REQUIRED SKILLS FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY, EXCELLENT JUDGEMENT, AND HIGH MOTIVATION TO SERVE THE LEADERSHIP OF A TEAM DOING CUTTING EDGE PRAGMATIC TRIALS AND IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH ON ADDICTIONS. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND UPLOAD A RESUME AND COVER LETTER.
 
Basic Qualifications
Experience:
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience with administrative support, including four (4) years in a health care or sponsored research environment, with progressively increasing responsibilities.
    Education
  • Associate's degree OR two (2) years of directly related experience.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A
 
 
 Additional Requirements:
  • All skills of a Research Support Specialist III position.
  • Ability to assist with analytical tasks and to prepare reports.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Work experience that includes managing a complex workload with some project management.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Eight (8) years of experience with executive level administrative support in a research/scientific environment with direct or matrixed supervision.
  • Bachelor's degree
 

Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8 am Working Hours End: 5 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 Travel: No

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Research Interventionist Nurse

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 180687-KPWA Date posted: 03/23/2018 

Description
The Research Interventionist for the Oncology Clinical Trials program utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in clinical research patient care coordination, data collection, and project planning and implementation for complex clinical/health research trials such as federal NCI NCORP, investigator-initiated, and industry sponsored trials. Closely collaborates with NCI NCORP Investigatorsand care delivery system health care personnel in coordinating, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of Oncology clinical research study activities. Provides direct patient care coordination related to clinical research trial management. May directly or functionally train and supervise other research staff in the conduct of clinical study procedures and protocol parameters in Oncology. Contributes professional clinical expertise, and serves as a resource to, related programmatic areas in the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute and in the Oncology Clinical Group Practice.

The scope of responsibility for a Research Interventionist requires the following:

  • Greater level of independent safety or clinical decision making
  • Greater level of specialized clinical knowledge
  • Substantial contribution to areas such as clinical research trial project intervention on study coordination and implementation, including, study feasibility reviews, screening and consenting, study material development, and study processes and procedures. Comprehensive consultation role on study protocol requirements, policies, and methodology


North Region Coverage (1.0 FTE)

Primary Work Sites at KPWA Oncology Clinic:
Seattle - Capitol Hill and Bellevue

Oncology Research Main Office:
Seattle, KPWHRI Metropolitan Park East

Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience performing professional functions required by the project.
    Education
  • Certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects, such as, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, certified mental health therapist/specialist, MSW, pharmacist, physical therapist, certified health education specialist, clinical psychologist, acupuncturist.


License, Certification, Registration

  • As applicable to research project and field of study by date of hire/transfer.


Additional Requirements

  • Experience with individual and/or group counseling and/or facilitation, and related research experience.
  • Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/assessment skills as required by the projects.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory policies governing industry practices, HIPAA requirements for clinical research, and knowledgeable about patient safety and quality control requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Continual updating of skills and knowledge related to research.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or PhD in health-related field.

    Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: M-F Working Hours Start: 8:00am Working Hours End: 4:30pm Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: EN and WN Admin Exempt/NE Empl Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Clincl Resrch Supt Stff Admin Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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Senior Research Interventionist

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 180686-KPWA Date posted: 03/22/2018 

Description
The Senior Research Interventionist utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in project planning and implementation of data collection for complex clinical/health research trials. Closely collaborates with Principal Investigators and delivery system professionals in designing, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of clinical research study activities. Will directly or functionally supervises Research Interventionists, Clinical Research Specialists, or other research staff in the conduct of clinical study procedures within a specific programmatic area of research. Contributes professional clinical expertise, and serves as a resource to, related programmatic areas in the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Performs clinical evaluation/intervention/measurements requiring professional clinical knowledge/education/training. Uses clinical knowledge and skills to make decisions around patient safety and study participation issues. Evaluates responses of participants and makes independent judgments regarding the conduct of clinical interventions. Performs advanced medical record review as needed, and monitors quality of clinical measures across studies.
  • In collaboration with Principal Investigator and Project Manager, contributes specialized clinical knowledge to the design and execution of clinical research studies. Participates in the planning phase of new studies, including maximizing the feasibility of the proposed studies, using knowledge of the specific study population and potential clinical settings. At the direction of the Principal Investigator, insures that clinical studies are implemented and conducted in accordance with IRB approvals, FDA regulations and GCP/ICH guidance. Designs study instruments, case report forms, and standard operating procedures to ensure data quality, optimal human subjects protections, and regulatory compliance. Represents the research study team on behalf of the Principal Investigator to external collaborators, study monitors, and KFHPW clinical sites. Ensures a seamless interface of clinical research studies with the provision of clinical care.
  • Provides direct or functional supervision of clinical research staff to ensure proper execution of study protocols. May include the management and supervision of staff including the recruitment and selection of staff, the development and evaluation of staff and when necessary the discipline and termination of staff. Provides training to, and oversees clinical activities of clinical research staff members, or other relevant study staff within programmatic area of research. Coordinates clinical activities across multiple and/or complex research studies.
  • Serves as a critical resource to managers and investigators in the Institute for matters relating to clinical practices, and the implementation of policies and procedures in clinical research studies.


Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with clinical activities required by the research projects.
    Education
  • Bachelor' degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects as follows: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, or Acupuncturist.


License, Certification, Registration

  • One of the following: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, Acupuncturist by date of hire/transfer.


Additional Requirements

  • Experience with protocol development and clinical monitoring procedures required.
  • Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/assessment skills as required by the projects.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory policies governing industry practices, HIPAA requirements for clinical research, and knowledgeable about patient safety and quality control requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and to provide leadership in a team setting.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience.
  • Seven (7) years of experience as research interventionist or intermediate to high-level clinical research professional.
  • Prior supervisory, staff training, and leadership experience.
  • Master's degree or PhD in health-related field AND certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects as follows: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, Acupuncturist.
  • Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects.


Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: M-F Working Hours Start: 8am Variable Working Hours End: 4:30pm Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: EN and WN Admin Exempt/NE Empl Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Clincl Resrch Supt Stff Admin Travel: No

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Senior Contract Officer

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 718699 Date posted: 07/17/2018 

Description
Leads the development and planning of legal strategies that meet the goals of Contract Administration within the Institute. Accountable for the contractual status of KPWHRI including the development and maintenance of its legal systems, templates and standards of performance. Represents the institute in contractual negotiations with federal agencies, industry, Health Care and educational research institutions. Accountable for the legal and business aspects of contractual obligations of KPWHRI and compliance with statutory and federal regulations. Liaises with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Legal department to assure effective and efficient interfaces between KPWHRI scientific programs and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington legal policies. Responsible for the preparation and negotiation of all contracts for industry sponsored research licensing and other agreements as well as the review, negotiation and approval of non-standard federal and non-federal contracts.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all research contract development including comprehensive review and analysis of all incoming and outgoing research contracts and/or research related contracts and agreements. Analyze proposed contract documents ascertaining the appropriate legal document for the proper contractual relationship. Determine the needs of the research project and applicable required terms of KPWHRI and KFHPW in order to protect the rights of the investigators and both organizations as well as the patients and members of KFHPW. Maintain open communication with all negotiators for timely completion of the contract while avoiding research startup delays and resulting financial complications/delays in cash flow. Responsible for setting the strategy related to the preparation and negotiation of all contracts. Communicates this strategy to the contracts team.
  • Communicate and negotiate with legal representatives of federal agencies, industry, health care and educational research institutions in attainment of a mutually agreed upon contract. Ensure effective communication to facilitate maximum utilization of negotiating skills. Ensure timely completion of negotiations resulting in timely completion of contract documents/agreements. Determine the timeliness and/or appropriateness of utilization of legal counsel.
  • Maintain knowledge of appropriate federal regulations (2CFR 200, FAR, Federal Register) and their applicability to research projects. Identify the type of contracting institution and the applicable federal regulations. Analyze and interpret the applicable federal regulations and how they apply to KPWHRI and the contractual agreement. Identify federal and statutory changes and their impact on KPWHRI research and the organization as a whole. Discuss changes in legal position of KPWHRI and effect on contract terms. Lead process improvement activities as needed to implement changes in law rule and regulation as they pertain to contracts.
  • Maintain open communication with KPWHRI Investigators and Project Managers. Clarify their schedule of work and identify resulting contractual requirements ensuring protection of data and all PHI involving KFHPW patients and members when applicable. Keep them informed of status of contract preparation on potentially troublesome contract negotiations and working out solutions to the research study and resulting contract terms. Prepare and maintain continuity files. Document all communication involving negotiations with prime contractors or subcontractors. Develop and maintain an agreement tracking system of contracts and grants ensuring compliance with KPWHRI and federal compliance requirements.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings to be aware of current processes. Educate staff on federal changes effecting grant and contract administration. Review contract terms and exhibits and attachments with the appropriate Grant Manager. Assist in development of attachments when necessary. Submit completed contracts, grant agreements and other legal agreements to the appropriate contracts team member for compilation and preparation for signature.


Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience developing and negotiating complex legal agreements in a variety of settings including business and government, specializing in research administration, business, and law.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working directly in contract development, and negotiations in both federal and private sectors.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or other relevant fields.


Additional Requirements

  • Ability to develop, negotiate a variety of legal agreements including contracts, Data Use Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements Memorandum of Agreements all preferably in a research environment.
  • Ability to work as a team member across divisions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years of experience in the business and/or financial management area of pre-law, contract administration, corporate purchasing, and business administration.
  • Master's degree in business, law, public administration, or other relevant fields.
  • Possesses appropriate certification as a paralegal by date of hire/transfer.
  • Proven and demonstrated experience in contract analysis, development and execution; Demonstrated experience in negotiating contract terms and working closely with organization's contracted personnel.
  • Demonstrated experience with oversight, evaluation and/or implementation of contract management systems; All preferably in a research environment.
  • Tact, diplomacy, a highly developed degree of judgment, initiative, and the ability to work independently.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to generate accurate and decisive contract wording; Demonstrated ability in interpreting contract meaning and definitions within the scope of contract development in a research administration environment.


Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies 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

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Systems Administrator IT

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 724215 Date posted: 08/07/2018 

Description
Support departmental computing resources. Maintain availability of virtualized workstation and server systems. Plan, coordinate and implement department-level work required as part of organizational IT projects (e.g. vulnerability management, hardware and software replacements and upgrades). Provide desktop computer support for department staff. Assist staff in meeting atypical computer needs. Monitor and address issues relating to patch management. Collaborate with enterprise IT in adapting organizational procedures to fit a scientific environment.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Supports server-based file and application services, including installation, maintenance and upgrade of hardware and software. Ensures implementation and enforcement of security procedures. Troubleshoots issues, workstation and printer connectivity and operations. Installs, analyzes and supports server-based application software and client connectivity.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington IT-sponsored initiatives at KPWHRI. Collaborates with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington IT; tests new functionality and reports back to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington IT.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for software and hardware problem resolution. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves end-user problems on the spot or escalates to supervisor or to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington IT Service Desk, as appropriate. Handles complex user-specific computer needs, including set-up of application servers and second computers. Facilitates handling of non-standard set-ups.
  • Facilitates purchases of hardware and software, including analytical workstations and application servers, by researching costs, evaluating products, and working with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's IT and Materiel Management units to support organizational procedures.
  • Facilitates end-user learning through one-on-one coaching, teaching, troubleshooting and consulting. May offer formal presentations on special topics. Shares tips via email, departmental website or other means to promote computer literacy. Stays current with GH standard suite of software applications for admin departments as well as infrastructure technology such as Virtual Application deployment.


    ** THIS POSITION IS WITHIN THE KPWA HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE, AND HAS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SYSTEMS THAT DELIVER WEB TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INSTITUTE - EXTERNAL FACING WEBSITES AND INTRANET APPS AND SITES. RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING AND MAINTAINING (PATCHING, UPGRADING) HOST SERVERS AND CONFIGURING THE APPLICATION SOFTWARE THAT RUNS ON THEM. THIS POSITION REQUIRES FAMILIARITY WITH WINDOWS SERVER OS, IIS AND WITH INTERNETWORKING APPLICATIONS (MAIL, LISTSERVE) AND CONCEPTS (DNS, FIREWALLS) THAT ARE USED BY THESE APPLICATIONS. FAMILIARITY WITH TECHNOLOGY USED IN WEB APPS IS ALSO VALUABLE: HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, MICROSOFT.NET, AND PHP ARE USED BY THE APPS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT.


Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of progressive IT experience, to include a minimum one (1) year of experience supporting complex environments, multiple infrastructure systems or operating systems.


Education

  • Vocational School/Certificate Program.
  • HS Diploma/GED with related work experience.

License, Certification, Registration

  • IT hardware/software, communications, or ITIL/ITSM foundation-level certification or degree by date of hire/transfer.
  • Possesses current and up-to-date certification(s) by date of hire/transfer in one (1) or more industry standard IT related areas that are associated with the position being applied for. Examples: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA, Healthcare+, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Unix, Linux, IBM, Security, Project Management.


Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of enterprise environments and ability to engineer solutions to include, but not be limited to: Operating Systems, Desktop Operating Systems, Virtualization, Directory Services, E- Mail, Disaster Recovery, Security, Telecom (Network, Voice, Video), Antivirus, Storage Management, Print Management, Hardware Management, Mobile Device Management, Application Deployment, PKI, and DNS. Ability to understand complex systems and IT protocols. Ability to constantly adapt, learn and support new technologies.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle demanding workload and balance multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of experience supporting complex environments, multiple infrastructure systems or operating systems.
  • Associate's degree OR two (2) or more years of experience in a directly related field.
  • Trade school or a vocational school program in an IT-related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate IT conversion and upgrade projects.


Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40  Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 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: Information Technology Department: KPWHRI Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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Research Support Specialist I

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 718716 Date posted: 07/18/2018

Description
Under the supervision of the Research Administrative Supervisor, provides specialized administrative support to research faculty and staff. Performs a variety of complex administrative duties throughout the continuum of the research project lifecycle, with a focus on grant application development and supporting the dissemination of results. Supports special projects and events as assigned. Work is highly deadline driven and at times confidential in nature. Normally receives general direction but works independently on assignments that are moderately complex in nature; expected to meet deadlines and apply judgment within established guidelines and procedures related to department and research study regulations. This is a fully proficient administrative support person, typically requiring a minimum of one year of related experience. A six month training period is expected.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Research Administrative Support: a) Performs specialized coding, documentation, and other accounting functions for processing of grant expenses and expense reimbursements according to federal regulations and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies.b) Coordinates schedules, manages calendars, and arranges appointments, meetings, and travel itineraries in compliance with federal regulations. c) Utilizes Lawson and other databases to track financial information. d) Establishes, maintains, processes, and updates files, records, certificates, and/or other documents to meet internal and external audit requirements. e) Researches and orders office supplies. f) Operates a variety of office equipment.
  • Scientific Support: a) Assists faculty with meeting funding agency requirements for grant submissions. Completes grant application forms. Reviews grant applications for accuracy. Formats manuscripts to meet journal requirements. Create figures and tables using research project data. Creates research project documents according to grant and IRB guidelines. b) Utilizes computer software programs (EndNote, Acrobat Professional, and Microsoft Office, etc.) on a daily basis.
  • Communication, Process Improvement: a) May participate in institute wide committees and workgroups and administrative responsibilities (e.g. SharePoint site, Seminar support) b) Actively participates in RSS unit (attend and actively engage in unit meetings) c) Establishes a self-management system to meet deadlines and accuracy expectations for documents and emails. d) Creates desk manual to document work processes particular to the position to ease transitions in staffing and out of office coverage. Documents policies and procedures for own learnings
  • Training, Oversight, Mentoring: a) May provide training and orientation to newly hired Research Support Specialists.


    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 COME JOIN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM! THE RESEARCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST I (RSSI) PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE HELP TO RESEARCH FACULTY AND STAFF WITHIN KAISER PERMANENTE WA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, A NATIONAL LEADER IN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH. THE RSSI WILL BE ORGANIZED, DETAIL-ORIENTED, PRIORITIZE MULTIPLE TASKS TO MEET DEADLINES, HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS (WRITTEN AND ORAL) AND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SEVERAL CUSTOMERS AT THE SAME TIME. WORK INCLUDES RECONCILING EXPENSES, SCHEDULING MEETINGS AND ORGANIZING SPECIAL PROJECTS. THE RSSI ALSO USES MS OFFICE AND VISUAL PROGRAMS TO PREPARE RESEARCH MANUSCRIPTS, COMPILE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND PRESENTATION MATERIALS INCLUDING GRAPHICS AND SPREADSHEETS. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND UPLOAD A RESUME AND COVER LETTER Salary: BOE; range $21-22.50/hour


Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of administrative/receptionist experience (or comparable).
    Education
  • High School Diploma/GED


Additional Requirements

  • Manage complex workload.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Operate basic office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • MS Office.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new software and procedures.
  • Arithmetic, reading, writing skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of administrative support experience.
  • Some college level general studies courses.


Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40Shift: 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: Administration, Clerical and Support Services Department: KPWHRI Travel: No

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Research Associate I (CCHE)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 735203 Date posted: 09/20/2018

Description
Entry-level evaluator for the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) team. Participate in development, design and implementation of evaluation projects. Develop study materials and collaborate on study design and protocol development. Participate in study analyses, quality assurance, and data interpretation. Participate in the dissemination of findings. Communicate with overall project lead regarding progress of evaluations. Conduct project planning. Manages administrative resources by conducting long-range project planning and developing and managing project budgets. Meet quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the research project.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Carry out work on small and large-scale evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Assist in the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize study tasks and review progress. Participate in the development of study materials, including recruitment procedures, data collection instruments, tracking forms, and systems. Oversee recruitment and data collection. Develop and implement data quality procedures. Maintain appropriate documentation. Prepare and submit study progress reports. Problem-solve with other staff on issues pertaining to participant recruitment/retention, quality assurance, and resource allocation. Continuously identify and implement process improvements to enhance functioning of the project team.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage study budgets of low to medium complexity. Identify/forecast personnel and other resource requirements (including long-range forecasting across multiple budget years). Coordinate and/or approve labor distribution for staff charging effort to project. Assure timely submission of budget related items for grant and contract applications. Approve and reconcile project-related budget expenditures. Forecast expenditures, monitor spending, and identify discrepancies using available financial tools. Anticipate budget variances and, with guidance, implement corrective measures when indicated.
  • Engage project clients and stakeholders around aspects of evaluation projects, including development, design, implementation and dissemination. Participate in regular meetings with clients to discuss project timeline, methods, activities and results.
  • Contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives by participating in strategic-area work groups.
  • Participate in the writing of scientific papers in peer reviewed articles regarding community based health promotion and program evaluation) as a lead or co-author.

AT CCHE, WE PARTNER WITH HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES. WE TAKE A COLLABORATIVE AND CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND TO LEARNING WHAT WORKS. CLIENTS TELL US THEY PARTNER WITH US FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, GRASP OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND CROSS-SECTOR APPROACHES TO HEALTH IMPROVEMENT, REALISTIC APPROACH TO DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT, FLEXIBILITY, AND PASSION FOR USING DATA FOR LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT. CCHE WORKS ON INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. WE SEEK SOMEONE WHO BRINGS INTERPERSONAL SKILL WORKING WITHIN TEAMS; EXPERIENCE WORKING DIRECTLY IN COMMUNITIES, WITH EQUITY AS A GOAL; KNOWLEDGE OF EVALUATION METHODS IN A SOCIAL SERVICE FIELD (E.G., GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, PHILANTHROPY, OR HEALTH CARE); DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS; A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY; AND COMFORT WITH COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

Basic Qualifications
Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working on evaluation projects, including participating in study design, data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree OR a minimum four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) is required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements

  • Background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills; Comprehensive knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of evaluators and project staff.
  • Familiarity with budget development and management.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, delegation, and project management skills; Ability to balance confident decision-making with respectful collaboration and judicious reliance on others' counsel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or a minimum six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.

Primary Location: Washington, Seattle, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriWorking Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 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, 10 % of the Time

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CATALyST K12 Washington Learning Health System Scholar Program

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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.

Mentorship Award

KPWHRI’s Mentorship Awards honor Ron Johnson and Dr. Lisa Jackson

Being a mentor is about selflessly supporting and inspiring others to grow, writes Dr. Jennifer McClure. It also feels good to know you’re helping others.

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KPWHRI analyst ran international ultramarathon in Italy

KPWHRI's Ladia Albertson-Junkans recently rant for Team USA at the International Association of Ultrarunners Trail World Championships

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