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Job Title: Research Post-doctoral Fellow
Job Number: 621326
Organization: Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Posted: 9/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Oakland,  CA    USA
Position Description: The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research invites applications for a full-time, limited term Post-doctoral Fellow position to join a vibrant research team focused on perinatal epidemiology and maternal and child health research, including identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders. The Fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Croen, Sr. Research Scientist and Director of the Autism Research Program (ARP). Dr. Croen specializes in epidemiological and services research to improve the health and health care of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with the goal of translating research findings into clinical practice. The Autism Research Program’s agenda includes studies ranging from biomarkers to genetics, services, and environmental exposures.

The Fellow will be expected to analyze data already collected from past studies, write papers, and present results at national and international scientific meetings. The Fellow will assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals. We seek applications from persons with a PhD in epidemiology, health services or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with strong analytic and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and publish papers. Knowledge of autism or other psychiatric/developmental disabilities is preferred but not required. The position term is 1-2 years. The Fellow may be eligible to apply for internal grant funding.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to further develop her/his epidemiological and analytic skills supported by an internationally recognized senior scientist in an integrated health care system with extraordinary clinical data sources. Kaiser provides opportunities for continued training, including research seminars at DOR across a variety of disciplines, and through DOR’s training program for junior scientists. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Lisa Croen (

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: • Advanced research training • Experience with statistical methods appropriate for epidemiological studies • Strong set of analytic and problem- solving skills • Broad understanding of epidemiological concepts • Effective communication both verbal and in writing • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team • Experience with project management

Education Requirements: PhD in Epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field preferred.

Organization Description: Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health care delivery system with a diverse membership in eight regions across the US. In the Northern California region, Kaiser Permanente includes a health plan with 4 million members, a network of 21 hospitals and 50 ambulatory medical offices, and a multi-specialty physician group with over 8,000 physicians. The Division of Research, which is part of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, has more than 500 people on staff, including more than 50 faculty-level investigators with 350 ongoing, funded projects on a wide range of health research topics. Founded in 1961, the Division’s research program has been built on a base of rigorous epidemiologic and health services investigation. The Division has a long tradition of training post-graduate fellows.

Closing Date: 3/30/2018
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Contact Name: Hilda Cerros,  Project Coordinator
Contact Location: 2000 Broadway

Oakland   CA  94612
United States
Contact Location: 2000 Broadway
  Oakland   CA  94612
  United States
Contact Phone: 5108913177 
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How to Apply: Apply for this position at: Job posting number: 621326

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