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Kaiser Permanente Research Scientist I, Biostatistician in Pasadena, California

(Position is primarily remote but requires residence in California)

Serves as the biostatistician and consultant on research projects for Research& Evaluation (R&E) and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). Designs, develops, obtains funding for, and directs research projects independently and collaboratively that are consistent with institutional, state and national health care priorities. Contributes to the overall achievements of R&E and SCPMG.

Essential Functions:

• GENERAL: Designs, develops, directs, and obtains funding for research projects that are consistent with institutional, state, and national health care priorities.

• Prepares grant proposals and creates analytic plans for grant proposals, internal reports, and manuscripts for publication in high-quality peer review journals.

• Provides service to the scientific community through reviewing manuscripts for publication and serving on editorial boards, grant review panels, and national boards of directors.

• May consult with local, state, and national non-profit and government agencies.

• Makes presentations to R&E as well as to SCPMG as requested.

• Presents papers in oral or poster format at national and international scientific meetings.

• Serves on and may Chair R&E&SCPMG committees based on experience and expertise.

• Mentors junior faculty when experience and opportunities permit.

• RANK SPECIFIC: RS Biostatistician I: Serves as a statistician and consultant on biomedical research projects.

• Designs, develops, and directs well-defined research.

• Works independently with general supervision by higher level research scientists/biostatisticians.

• Participates in preparation of grant proposals, internal reports and publications.

• Is expected to serve as the primary biostatistician/co-investigator (Co-I) or site-Principal Investigator (PI) on one or more extramurally-funded projects.

• Publish 1-2 papers per year as a first author and 3-5 papers per year as a collaborating author.

• Make a presentation at an internal and 1 or more external meetings.

• Serve on internal departmental committees; and review 2-3 papers per year for indexed peer review journals.

• This is the first level for a RS - Biostatistician career progression.

Basic Qualifications:


• N/A


• Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biostatistics OR eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field.

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

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A

Additional Requirements:

• Competent in advanced statistical techniques, study design and research methods commonly used in biomedical research.

• Ability to creatively apply statistical techniques and/or develop new statistical methods.

• Professional experience (years dependent on rank) in designing and conducting original research and publishing in peer review journals.

• Ranks of Research Scientist Biostatistician I-III are consistent with Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in traditional academic setting.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

• 1 - 2 years of postdoctoral experience


TITLE: Research Scientist I, Biostatistician

LOCATION: Pasadena, California

REQNUMBER: 1189213

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.