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Associate Director for Cancer Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research


The Division of Research (DOR) of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) seeks a senior researcher to become its Associate Director for Cancer Research. This individual will lead one of DOR’s six scientific sections and will participate in department-wide leadership activities. They will also maintain an independently funded research program and conduct scholarly research that is recognized nationally and internationally. A key part of this leadership role is to foster collaboration with KPNC’s operational leaders and The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) clinicians on studies that evaluate ways to improve cancer care delivery, including primary prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, surveillance, survivorship, and outcomes, across the spectrum of different cancers in children and adults. The associate director may be appointed at the Associate Professor or Professor-equivalent level.

KPNC and TPMG have a long-standing commitment to high-quality cancer care delivery, and currently embarking on an ambitious expansion of our cancer research portfolio. Thus, the Associate Director for Cancer Research calls for broad expertise related to cancer research, which can include epidemiology, evaluation and delivery of clinical and patient-centered care, outcomes assessment, and clinical trials. In general, DOR associate directors spend approximately 20% of their effort (supported by DOR administrative funds) on leadership activities with their section faculty and for the department, and the remainder of their effort on their own research. Section leadership activities include mentorship, administration, and representing the section at management and senior scientific leadership meetings. The successful candidate is expected to maintain their own externally funded research portfolio including NIH or other federal, foundation or industry funding, collaborate effectively with TPMG physicians and program leaders within KPNC, work with other DOR researchers on content and methodological issues, and develop national and international collaborations to advance research, quality of care and outcomes related to cancer.

Required qualifications include an MD or PhD and research experience equivalent to a DOR Research Scientist II or III (similar to an Associate Professor or Professor in a university-based setting). The ideal candidate will have experience in productively leading and cultivating research programs and in successfully mentoring researchers and clinicians. The candidate should have a well-established track record of investigator-initiated grant funding, peer-reviewed publications, collaboration with clinicians, strong methodologic expertise, and experience working with electronic health records.

DOR is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages women and applicants of color to apply.

Please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Suzanne Furuya, MPH, MBA

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Company: Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
Location: Northern California

    Vice Chair for Research (PhD), Baylor Scott & White Health


    The Department of Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Health, Central Region, is seeking an experienced PhD Social Scientist, ideally with a focus on population health or related field, to serve as Vice Chair for Research to lead and grow a research program that will change people’s lives.


    • Experience as an established clinical researcher, with a track record of funding as a principal investigator
    • Advanced research training in public health, epidemiology, or a related field
    • Demonstrated the ability to effectively collaborate with clinicians and navigate the infrastructure of a large healthcare system
    • Experience with informatics is a plus
    • Leadership/management experience is a plus


    • This position is fully funded by a generous endowment for the first 3 years, after which the Vice Chair will be expected to have 50% external funding
    • Endowment funds are also available to recruit one or more additional research scientists, as well as a grants administrator and data manager
    • The Vice Chair will have academic appointments with Baylor College of Medicine and the BSW Center for Applied Health Research, thus fostering additional opportunities for collaboration
    • This position offers access to a large vertically integrated healthcare system with >4M lives, ideal for the departmental focus on population health research and innovation
    • Reports to the Chair of Medicine, Dr. Michael Volk

    About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
    Baylor Scott& White was named the #4 health system by Fortune/IBM Watson. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 574-bed multi-specialty teaching hospital with a Level I Trauma designation. In 2021, the hospital was ranked as the #2 teaching hospital in the United States. The hospital has 31 accredited residency and fellowship programs.

    About the Community
    Temple is regarded as one of the best areas to live and work in Texas and was ranked the sixth most affordable place to live in the U.S. In addition to no state taxes, Temple enjoys a robust economy, and a cost of living that’s lower than the national average. Served by four independent school districts and nationally recognized Temple College, the community places a high priority on education. Dubbed the “Wildflower Capital of Texas,” Temple lies along the famous Texas Wildflower Trail and is the demographic center of the state, with convenient access to major cities including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

    As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health provides full-range, inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, and emergency medical services through 49 hospitals and more than 800 patient access points. Excellent benefits and compensation including generous relocation, 401K matching, CME, and more.

    Please apply online at or Contact: Deborah Dixon, CPRP, Senior Physician Recruiter at

    Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
    Location: Temple, TX

      Executive Scientific Director of Research, Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC)


      The Department of Research & Evaluation (R&E) of Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) is recruiting candidates for an Executive Scientific Director of Research. This position is an ideal opportunity for a renowned, visionary, and collaborative leader to work with the Department and KPSC leadership to stimulate innovation, promote a culture of excellence, and generate research that can be translated into clinical practice, health promotion, and policies to enhance the health of individuals and populations.

      The Director leads and supports strategic planning, policy formation, investigator development, and management and oversight of all research activities within the KPSC region. The Director will lead a well-established and highly regarded research group embedded within a prominent integrated health care system that serves over 4.8 million diverse members in Southern California. The organization is a learning health system that continuously translates research into practice to address questions of effectiveness, safety, quality, affordability, access, and population health.

      Authorities and Principal Responsibilities
      • Leads a team of 30+ research scientists and post-doctoral fellows, 400+ staff, $100M+ research portfolio
      • Responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership, operational, and administrative oversight of the research
      activities conducted in KPSC including grant/contract submission, research activities, and report writing and
      publication, and oversees administration of research budgets.
      • Works with Scientists, Physician Investigators, and Administrators to manage projects and ensure compliance with
      timelines, protocols, and financial and sponsor regulations.
      • Serves as KPSC research’s primary spokesperson in organizational and national committees and other leadership
      • Fosters and sustains collaborative relationships with local, state, and national opinion leaders and funders.
      • Grow and diversify the Department’s research agenda, as well as its external partnerships and funding streams
      • Foster and maintain a culture of mentorship.
      • Identify infrastructure (shared resources) and facility needs to foster innovation and efficiencies
      • Set direction with high standards of scientific rigor and integrity to help solve critical quality of care delivery gaps
      • Partner with the medical group leadership to cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships
      • May serve on the faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.
      • Maintain a personal portfolio of nationally recognized research.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • An advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree).
      • Minimum eight (8) years of research leadership experience in a healthcare setting required, preferably experience in a complex, multi-faceted health care system and multi-service provider setting.

      A description of the Department of Research & Evaluation is available on the web at The Department is located in Pasadena, California, a community of 140,000 residents and the home of the California Institute of Technology, Rose Bowl, Jet Propulsion Lab, and other historical and cultural sites. Information about the community can be found at Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and CV to and for further inquiries regarding this position, you can also contact Laura Cardoza, Leadership Search Consultant, at 503-347-7110 or via email at

      KPSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and offers a comprehensiv e compensation package, including
      employer-paid medical, dental, and coverage for eligible dependents. Competitive wages, generous paid time-off, and a
      comprehensive retirement plan are just part of the exceptional benefits offered to Kaiser Permanente emp loyees

      Company: Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC)
      Location: Southern California

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        Implementation Staff Scientist, Geisinger


        Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest rural healthcare systems located in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania. As a leading healthcare system, we generate scientific evidence, inform policies, and support practices to promote positive operational and health outcomes for our patients and communities. We collaborate with clinical leaders across the system to implement and evaluate innovative healthcare delivery models. Geisinger was recently designated as a participant in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Health System Implementation Initiative (HSII) and was awarded a HSII Capacity Building project to support their participation in HSII. An important component of the HSII Capacity Building project is applying implementation science concepts and theories to assess readiness for change and develop educational materials as the system prepares to engage in large implementation of evidence-based care.

        The Implementation Staff Scientist serves as a project leader on funded implementation science project(s) in the Research Institute within the Geisinger College of Health Sciences. This includes serving as Co-Investigator; leading or co-leading team meetings; personnel management; and serving as a lead or co-lead liaison to clinical leadership


        • Provides program evaluation and implementation expertise to clinical departments to support successful implementation of evidence-based or evidence-informed programs and practices
        • Facilitates the practice of implementation, organizational change, and system transformation, including through the development of tools, measures, and learning resources that may be useful to support practitioners and system partners engaged in implementation
        • Engages in implementation evaluation
        • Develops and leads research projects within the defined scope of the supervising faculty member’s research program.
        • Responsible for gathering preliminary data for grant applications, completion of objectives of funded external grants, and preparation of completed work for publication.
        • Contributes to writing grant applications and manuscripts.
        • May submit authored grants with permission of the supervisor.
        • Performs literature searches to gather information pertaining to research projects or procedures in order to develop new protocols, projects or grants applications for assigned work group.
        • Responsible for determining experimental design, collecting data, performing calculations, and analyzing results.
        • Responsible for reviewing research or data controls and determining that the research results are valid.
        • Maintains and completes appropriate records of the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions from each research project.
        • May oversee the work of support personnel in the work group at the discretion of the supervising faculty member.
        • Participates in research meetings and formal seminars to present, explain, and discuss research conducted by the work group.
        • May deliver presentations to extramural audiences at national meetings and academic institutions.

        Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

        Education and Experience Requirements:

        • A Doctorate degree in Implementation Science, Health Behavior, Health System Science, Public Health, Prevention Science, or closely related fields of study, or a Master’s with applicable work experience.
        • Mastery in using implementation science and practice models, frameworks, and concepts in design and evaluation of initiatives.
        • 3 years related work experience

        Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

        • Supervised training in the delivery of implementation evaluations of implementation strategies (e.g., prevention or treatment programs, technical assistance, community intervention, consultation, counseling) is especially encouraged.

        Company: Geisinger
        Location: Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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          Vice President, Center for Health Research – Northwest, Kaiser Permanente


          Kaiser Permanente is currently looking for a creditable and experienced research leader who will be accountable for all aspects of health research, policy, and research compliance in the Northwest region and is responsible for the business success of the research enterprise in this region. You will lead a 59-year-old research center of 200 research professionals within a health care system focused on solving critical care delivery issues and improving health care outcomes not only for over 600,000 members of Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region, but for the public on a local, national, and international level. In doing so, this position will help enhance Kaiser Permanente’s reputation as a health care system of choice. This position is an active member of Kaiser Permanente’s national research community (National Research Council) and is an acknowledged leader in developing research as a strategic asset for the national program. 

          Responsibilities include: 

          • Create and sustain an internationally recognized center of excellence in health research based in Kaiser Permanente Northwest. 
          • Provide infrastructure that permits CHR researchers in NW to submit high quality proposals to external agencies such as NIH, CDC, AHRQ, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. Develop incentives that encourage and reward a creative work environment in which scientific research can thrive. 
          • Look for opportunities to expand research capacity at CHR to leverage Kaiser Permanente advantages: integrated health care across inpatient, outpatient, and online settings, comprehensive electronic medical and dental records (EHR), infectious diseases, pain and substance use disorders, cancer care, behavioral change research, health economics, dental research, translational and implementation research, and use of large databases (including genetic information). 

          Basic Qualifications:

          Advanced degree (PhD, MD, or other professional degree) in human behavior, medicine, health services, pharmacy, behavioral science, health policy, or related field. Minimum ten (10) years of research experience involving human subjects in such areas as health services research, translational research, program evaluation, epidemiology, preventive services, health policy, clinical trials, and/or other related research areas. Minimum seven (7) years of previous experience in management and leadership positions(s) that include administration, budget oversight, human resources management, liaison activities, and strategic leadership. Publications in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple first-authored papers. Knowledge of, or experience within, managed care and health care settings more generally. 

          This position has a target base salary of $279,000 to $318,750 and is eligible for incentive compensation, comprehensive health, wellness, time off, savings, and retirement benefits, as well as relocation support, as applicable.

          Company: Kaiser Permanente 
          Location: Portland, OR

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            Medical Director, IMPROVE (Innovative Methods to Promote Regional Operational Value and Efficiency), Kaiser Permanente Colorado


            Kaiser Permanente Colorado Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Medical Director of IMPROVE (Innovative Methods to Promote Regional Operational Value and Efficiency)

            The Medical Director of IMPROVE will report to the Executive Director of the Institute for Health Research (IHR) and will collaborate with KPCO care delivery and operations to achieve the highest standards of scientific excellence through rigorous review and evaluation of care delivery initiatives. The incumbent will lead a program of research that will contribute to rapid organizational learning and continuous quality improvement while enhancing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of medical care. The IMPROVE Medical Director will provide leadership to support collaborations between the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Colorado Permanente Medical Group in areas of strategic importance while measuring and improving all components of member experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care. The incumbent will lead the IMPROVE program as it applies KPCO data to important clinical problems in innovative ways using advanced statistical analyses and evaluating interventions that improve the efficiency, quality, and member-centeredness of care.  


            Company: Kaiser Permanente Colorado
            Location: Aurora, CO

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              Scientist III - Center for Health Systems Research, PAMF Palo Alto Research Institute

              Description: Serves as a highly skilled professional with responsibility for planning, organizing, and carrying out projects of highly developed scientific scope and complexity related to data collection, data management, analysis, program evaluation, and research activities.  Leverages patient population, data, technology, and collaborative opportunities with other appropriate institutions/agencies to undertake original research for peer-reviewed publication, obtain sufficient project-related funding to support research activities, collaborate with other researchers and clinicians, and teach and provide service to own field Research Institution (RI), and community. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. May also be responsible for teaching duties.
              Company: PAMF Palo Alto Research Institute
              Location: Palo Alto California

              Program Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research, Hartford Health Care Cancer Institute


              The Program Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research is responsible for the development, coordination, support, and conduct of Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research (CCDDR) for The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. CCDDR focuses on the quality and cost effectiveness of cancer care, patient-oriented outcomes, and identifying
              and eliminating barriers to care, especially related to racial/ethnic/socioeconomic disparities and social determinants of health. The CCDDR research program is part of our overall Cancer Research Program. The Program Director reports to the Director of Oncology Research and works collaboratively with the Medical Director of Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research.

              Company: Hartford Health Care Cancer Institute
              Location: Hartford, CT

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                Director, Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research - Associate Professor or Professor, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute


                The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute ( seeks a mid-career to senior researcher to direct its Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI), with a proposed academic appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School commensurate with qualifications. This faculty member will initiate and participate in collaborative health policy research, especially in the areas of health insurance and equity, and contribute to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. 

                Please click here for the full position description. Candidates should send their CV, cover letter, and a statement of research interests to: Emily Oken, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Population Medicine, c/o


                Company: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
                Location: Cambridge, MA