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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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