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Job Title: Delivery Science Post Doctorate Research Fellow
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Organization: Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research
Posted: 7/6/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Oakland,  CA    USA
Position Description: Our Unique Opportunity Investigators and fellows in the Division of Research work on the cutting edge of delivery science, partnering directly with Kaiser Permanente physicians and clinical operations leaders to develop and implement innovative research and quality improvement projects for patient care in one of the nation’s leading integrated care delivery systems. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to develop delivery science research and writing skills for presentations and publications while being mentored by experienced scientists. Investigators have access to rich data resources and the opportunity to translate research findings into the clinical care setting. Program Goals for Delivery Science Fellows • Enhance skills (framing impactful research questions, applying robust research methods, grant writing, manuscript publication, and oral presentations) to help highly-qualified researchers pursue successful research careers in delivery science • Address critical health care delivery problems in priority areas such as understanding and overcoming barriers to effective health care; addressing race/ethnic disparities in health care delivery; improving clinical quality, outcomes and cost; and effectively applying health information technology • Conduct research to help support advances in how medical care is delivered within the Kaiser Permanente integrated care setting and the U.S. health care system overall. • Be prepared to apply for positions in academic or health system settings upon completion of the fellowship program Learning Opportunity The two-year, full-time program includes:

• Individualized scientific mentorship on at least two delivery science studies • Weekly works-in-progress meetings with faculty and fellows • Monthly seminar series on career and skill development topics • Core competency training in Delivery Science methods, including journal club • Option for emphasis in Clinical Informatics to support delivery science research which addresses uses of existing and emerging informatics tools • The opportunity for advanced coursework in relevant methodological areas at nearby University of California campuses. • Clinician candidates without a Master’s degree or PhD have the option for a concurrent academic study program leading to an MPH from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (requires successful application with UC Berkeley) • Fellows with clinical training have the potential for maintaining a modest amount of clinical activity (arranged on a case-by- case basis)

Qualifications: We seek outstanding candidates with health professional doctorate degrees (MD, DO, PharmD, Nursing PhD) and/or research doctorate degrees (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in related fields. Applicants must be eligible for US employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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 100 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. In 2016, the Division’s research portfolio totaled over $84 million in grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, private foundations, industry, and Kaiser Permanente. 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, including the current cohort of two Delivery Science Fellows. Faculty •?Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH, Delivery Science Fellowship Program Director •?Julie A. Schmittdiel, PhD, Delivery Science Fellowship Program Associate Director •?Gabriel Escobar, MD, Clinical Informatics Core Faculty •? Vincent Liu, MD MS, Clinical Informatics Core Faculty

Closing Date: 10/6/2017
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Contact Name: Karen Estacio,  Delivery Science Post Doctorate Research Fellow
Contact Location: 2000 Broadway

Oakland   CA  94612
Contact Location: 2000 Broadway
  Oakland   CA  94612
Contact Phone: 510-890-5960 
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How to Apply: Questions and Application Instructions Inquiries about the program may be made by contacting: or by https://divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.o rg/research/fellowship-program

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Web Site Delete Date: 9/15/2017