Kaiser Permanente Staff Scientist II in Oakland, California

Oversees research projects or major components of large research projects at the Division of Research (DOR) under the general supervision of a DOR Research Scientist II or Research Scientist III.

Essential Responsibilities:

Designs, develops, and directs well-defined research under the general supervision of a Research Scientist II or III. Prepares grant proposals, internal reports and publications independently and collaboratively. May serve as principal investigator on funded projects. Provides consultation on study design, analysis plans and interpretation of study results to DOR research scientists, TPMG, KFH/P managers and committees as directed.

Provides service to the scientific community through membership on peer review groups and national boards. May consult with local, state and national voluntary and governmental agencies. Provides consultation and direction to programmer analysts with regard to data management and analysis strategies. Presents papers at national scientific meetings; teaches and/or reviews papers for national journals. Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific and administrative issues.

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.

Secondary Functions:

The K12 Scholar will work under the direction of one of the program leads and with the mentoring team that has been assembled.

Specific responsibilities include:Develop research projects focused on benign urologic epidemiology projects that has been selected by the K12 Scholar, the program directors and the mentoring team.

Obtain all necessary approves required for approved projects, including those by the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente and Institutional Review Board.

Work with DOR staff to obtain required data.

Seek necessary input and collaboration where needed.

Conduct statistical analyses required for projects.

Prepare and submit at least one manuscript per year with a goal of 2 or more per year.

Present research results at regional and scientific meetings.

Disseminate research results internally to KP and other non-research meetings as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum four (4) years of post-educational research experience in designing, conducting, overseeing research projects.


Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.PH, MD, Sc.D) in epidemiology, health services research, economics or related field; OR eight (8) years of training and mastery in directly related field.

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

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Competent in the statistical techniques, study designs and general research methods commonly used in epidemiological and health services research.

Able to work as a member of a research team and to supervise research projects in an area of specialization.

Includes scientific supervision of team members such as data analysts or research associates.

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

Preferred Qualifications:



TITLE: Staff Scientist II

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.