The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) seeks a highly skilled, collaborative researcher with expertise in research design and biostatistics. As a CHR Investigator or Senior Investigator, you will contribute to the writing of grant proposals, work with our data management team to ensure data integrity, conduct or guide statistical analyses, co-author manuscripts for publication, and present your work to scientific and professional organizations. In addition, you’ll be supported to initiate and carry out your own line of research to help advance CHR’s research agenda.
The successful applicant will have a mix of the following qualifications:
A minimum of 2 years’ experience as lead biostatistics co-investigator or principal investigator of research projects.
Doctoral degree in statistics or other field with emphasis on research methods and statistics.
Comprehensive knowledge of quantitative methods (from mathematics and statistics) and research methodology in various research contexts (e.g., naturalistic studies, clinic trials, observational studies).
Working knowledge of health care organization, policy, practice, and management (to facilitate application of research to medical and health care phenomena).
Outstanding demonstrated ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific or technical audiences and to communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
Experience working on multisite studies.
Demonstrated experience in a variety of methods:
Individual and cluster-randomized trials, pragmatic trials, and adaptive trials
Assessment of treatment effects analysis from observational data (e.g., propensity scores, instrumental variables, inverse probability of treatment weighting, marginal structural models, interrupted time series)
Statistical power analysis techniques for sample size justification and minimum detectable effect size
Since 1964, the Center for Health Research has pursued a vigorous agenda of public health research from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with a sister location in Hawaii. Our close association with Kaiser Permanente affords us access to large, diverse member populations, and we also collaborate across health systems through our participation in several large research networks. We currently employ more than 40 research scientists and 240 research staff. Our new Investigator/Senior Investigator will join the four biostatistics investigators and three senior biostatisticians who make up our Biostatistics Core, which works with our Research Analysts group to build and analyze datasets extracted from Kaiser Permanente’s EMR data or primary data collection. Our centralized departments provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support investigators as they write grant proposals, conduct studies, and publish their findings. For more information about CHR, please visit www.kpchr.org.
About Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Founded in 1964, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) is a single research center that spans two regions of Kaiser Permanente: Northwest and Hawaii.
With 41 investigators, 243 staff members, and annual revenues of nearly $45 million, we pursue a vigorous agenda of public health research within large, diverse populations. Most of our funding comes from federal grants and contr...acts. We also receive support from Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Initiative, private foundations, and industry.
Our research scientists are a highly diverse and skilled group with specialties ranging from psychology to anthropology to economics to epidemiology. Centralized departments provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support our investigators as they write grant proposals, conduct studies, analyze data, and publish their findings.
Our close affiliation with the Kaiser Permanente delivery system allows us to conduct studies with real patients and health care providers in real-life settings. KP Northwest enrolls more than 500,000 health plan members and 200,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our sister research site in Honolulu—affiliated with the Hawaii region of KP—adds significantly to the diversity of our member pool, with 244,000 additional multi-ethnic members. In addition, we cultivate strong working partnerships with academic institutions, community organizations, and other health systems.