Kaiser Permanente Research Associate I in Oakland, California

Coordinates small scale project(s) e.g., less than one year, under 100k annually. Works under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of assignment.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates recruitment of participants and develops information packets for the participants. Monitors and tracks participant progress throughout the project and provides follow-up as needed. Assists with development of research instruments. Trains research assistants.

  • Edits and manipulates data; performs data manipulation to produce progress reports including basic statistical analyses. Maintains project records&reports. Reviews literature relating to research project. May conduct detailed, complex in-person or telephone interviews. May be responsible for data quality assurance. May coordinate small scale research projects.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in one or more of the technical areas required - Professional certification (e.g., RN, RHIT, RD, etc.) may substitute for two (2) years of experience.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • N/A.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with interviewing & chart review.

  • Basic knowledge of questionnaire design&simple data analysis & interpretation.

  • Knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, & database applications.

  • Familiar with medical terminology.

  • Must be able to work in Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.

  • We are seeking an enthusiastic, communicative, and detail oriented individual to perform structured interviews for the Life After 90 Study. The Life After 90 study will investigate the course of aging and what factors are associated with successful aging in a diverse population of persons who are 90 years of age or older. The study aims to determine the incidence of MCI/dementia and understand the pattern of cerebral pathologies in a diverse oldest-old population. The interviewer will be responsible to screen and schedule participants for clinic/home based in person interviews. Interviewer will administer cognitive interviews according to study protocols and skip patterns. Interviewer will obtain body size measurements and physical function assessments. Complete and code study questionnaires with attention to accuracy and detail. Must have own car, valid driver-s license and be willing to travel throughout the Bay Area.


TITLE: Research Associate I

LOCATION: Oakland, California


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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.