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Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness Research
Job Number: 713170
Organization: Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation
Posted: 5/8/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Other
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Pasadena,  CA    USA
Compensation: $80,000/year
Position Description: The Center for Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Research at the Department of Research and Evaluation (R&E) of Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow interested in studying vaccine safety and effectiveness.

The KPSC Center for Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Research conducts high-quality research involving large, diverse populations, providing timely evidence to decision-makers and the public. The Center is part of the Department of Research & Evaluation, based in Pasadena, California. The research team has expertise and experience in performing a vast array of vaccine research studies, ranging from epidemiologic studies of vaccine preventable diseases to Phase IV post-licensure observational studies. The research team works with partners from government, industry, academia, and other health care systems to conduct important research on topics such as vaccine safety and effectiveness, vaccines in special populations (e.g., pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals), vaccine uptake and compliance with recommendations, and methodologies for vaccine studies. Findings from the Center’s studies guide immunization policy and regulatory decisions and provide the public with information regarding risks and benefits of immunization.

This position will provide mentored experience in field work, proposal development and scientific publication, designed to prepare the incumbent for a productive career as an independent researcher.

• Designs, develops, and directs well-defined research with supervision from a R&E Research Scientist.

• Prepares grant proposals and publications independently and collaboratively.

• Provides consultation and direction to programmer/analysts with regard to data management and analysis strategies.

• May perform subject assessments or chart reviews or provide direction to research support staff performing these tasks.

• Submits abstracts to and presents papers at national scientific meetings.

• Seeks consultation from R&E Research Scientists for specific scientific and administrative issues.

• Participates in R&E department meetings and projects as appropriate.

Qualifications: • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.) in epidemiology or clinical doctoral degree(M.D.) plus master's degree with formal research training training in epidemiology.

• Research experience in vaccines or infectious diseases.

• Publication in the peer-reviewed literature and grant-writing experience.

• Competent in advanced research methods, including statistical techniques and study designs commonly used in epidemiologic research o or related fields.

Organization Description: KPSC is a leading managed health care organization with 4.6 million members of diverse race/ethnicity living throughout Southern California. They are attended by over 6,000 physicians practicing in an integrated, pre-paid delivery system that provides comprehensive health care and pharmaceutical benefits to members of the non-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. KPSC has deployed an extensive clinical information system, including a fully automated medical record system. A description of R&E is available on the web (http://www.kp-scalresearch.org/). The Department is located in Pasadena, a community of 143,000 residents and the home of the California Institute of Technology, the Rose Bowl, the Jet Propulsion Lab, and other historical and cultural sites. Information about the community can be found online at www.visitpasadena.com. Pasadena is in the San Gabriel Valley 15 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles in sunny southern California.

Closing Date: 8/31/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Dr. Hung Fu Tseng,  Post-Doctoral Fellow – Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness Research
Contact Location: 100 S. Los Robles, 2nd floor

Pasadena   CA  91101
Contact Location: 100 S. Los Robles, 2nd floor
 
  Pasadena   CA  91101
 
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Research-Recruitment@kp.org
Web Address: http://www.kp-scalresearch.org
How to Apply: For more information or to apply for this position, please visit the Kaiser Permanente job website at http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/jobs.aspx and search Job Number: 713170 in the keyword field.

Please also email your CV with a cover letter to Research-Recruitment@kp.org

Additional Information: KPSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefit packages.

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