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Biostatistician/Analyst – School of Medicine
By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the school and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is devoted first and foremost to offering an outstanding, forward-thinking medical education. Its curriculum is built on the three pillars of Biomedical Science, Clinical Science, and Health Systems Science. Students will think broadly about the ways care can be more effective for everyone and learn how to advocate for better health in homes, school, workplaces, neighborhoods, and society at large. The school will incorporate many of the most innovative and effective educational practices available today and will give students the opportunity to learn from the physicians and care teams in Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care system. This approach will provide future physicians with the knowledge and skills to play key roles in the transformation of health care in our nation and help people from all backgrounds and settings thrive.
The Biostatistician Analyst position will support the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine research mission, collaborating with research faculty within the Department of Health Systems Science (HSS) to build a new and growing research program. HSS faculty research is wide-ranging. Major interests include disease prevention and health promotion, community-partnered research, social determinants of health, health professions education, and healthcare practice transformation across the lifespan. The Biostatistician Analyst is responsible for the development and execution of statistical analysis plans, larger data sets and current and future new studies conducted by HSS faculty. These may include controlled trials and cohort studies, psychometric analyses, econometric designs, and meta-analyses. This position will guide study design and methodology, including appropriate statistical measure selection.
In partnership with Health Systems Science (HSS) research faculty, initiates, coordinates, and facilitates analytical projects to achieve study and programmatic objectives.
Contributes to peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication in leading health journals.
Designs and executes statistical analysis plans for studies that include the following approaches: prospective randomized controlled trials and cohort studies; epidemiological studies; secondary analysis of existing large national, state, and health system datasets; mixed methods analyses; psychometric analyses; econometric designs for causal inference; and meta-analysis, among others.
Identifies, evaluates, and implements appropriate measures for specified analytical project objectives, such as health, educational, and behavioral outcomes; utilization and cost; quality of and access to care; equity and disparities.
Supports development of grant proposals including study design, analysis of preliminary data, sample size calculations, etc.
Advises on the development and testing of data collection tools and methods.
Determines optimal approaches to summarizing data and communicating analytical results.
Creates written reports and presentation materials describing project methods, data, and results.
Determines the most efficient approach to data collection and validation.
Works independently to obtain needed data from KP information systems based on project or task data requirements
Builds databases and extracts, loads, cleans, and manipulates data relevant to existing and future HSS projects.
Implements specified quality assurance procedures to ensure accuracy of project data, results, written reports, and presentation materials.
Trains and coaches other data analysts on data retrieval techniques, programming practices, and statistical analysis and data visualization methods in the context of specific tasks.
Minimum three (3) years of related work experience.
Master’s degree in biostatistics or related fields.
Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
Analytical, problem-solving skills.
Attention to details.
Ability to write clearly and concisely in English.
Ability to create formal statistical analysis plans for research studies.
Five (5) years of work experience in a related field
Experience with Kaiser Permanente data systems and the ability to pull, manage, and analyze KP data from multiple regions.
Familiarity with Kaiser Permanente health care system
Experience using R, Python, SAS, and/or STATA
Experience with intramural and extramural research funding
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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