Kaiser Permanente Research Associate III - Exercise Intervention in Oakland, California

Supervises day-to-day activities of a major segment(s) of a large study; all phases of a medium study; or several smaller studies to include direction of less experienced research staff. Large project usually is multi-year, with a budget in excess of 200k annually and hundreds of participants at multiple sites. Recommends solutions to project design problems. Final review required for some phases of projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages all or most of the research study components and phases.

  • Manages staff to include: hiring, training, evaluating performance and assigning work.

  • Designs, implements and interprets findings of pilot programs.

  • Identifies and oversees preparation of study tools and protocols.

  • Prepares/presents progress reports as well as assists in writing scientific articles.

  • Manages project budget; recommends budget actions/decisions.

  • Supervises and monitors data collection, data editing and on-site pretests.

  • Recommends solutions to project design problems.

  • Leads professional committees with other coordinators, investigators, etc.

Secondary Functions:

  • Will be asked to coordinate exercise intervention activities. This will include interactions with clinicians and clinic staff; instruction on the exercise intervention with participants; ongoing behavioral support, including phone calls, for participants; assist with development of exercise tracking forms to assess participant adherence; measurements to assess the value of exercise during and after cancer treatment; and provide input into cohort retention programs throughout the study intervention.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in one or more of the technical areas required.

Education

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

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

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong working knowledge of research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation and application.

  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, and database applications.

  • Able to create flow charts, chart review instruments, design questionnaires, interpret data. Project management skills required.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

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

  • Experience working in a research environment and designing and implementing exercise programs is preferred. Background in supervising exercise intervention trials with cancer patients during and after chemotherapy would be a strong asset. Exhibit a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy and tact when interacting with staff and participants. Candidate should have a personal interest in goals and results of study.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred.

  • Experience working in a research environment and designing and implementing exercise programs is preferred.

  • Background in supervising exercise intervention trials with cancer patients during and after chemotherapy would be a strong asset.

  • Exhibit a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy and tact when interacting with staff and participants.

  • Candidate should have a personal interest in goals and results of study.

  • ACSM or equivalent is preferred.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Research Associate III - Exercise Intervention

LOCATION: Oakland, California

REQNUMBER: 631796

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.