The Department of
Research & Evaluation (R&E) at Kaiser Permanente Southern
California (KPSC) is recruiting candidates for a Mid-to-Senior
level Biostatistician Research Scientist (equivalent to an
Associate or Full Professor). The Biostatistician Research
Scientist will direct research projects independently and
collaboratively on a wide range of research initiatives,
internally, federally and industry supported.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in
biostatistics or a related field. Competent in advanced
research methods including study design and statistical
techniques commonly used with complex longitudinal data in
causal inference, comparative effectiveness research,
epidemiology, health services research, behavioral science,
health economics or related fields. Requires at least 7 years
of experience with an established track record serving as
senior or principal biostatistician on extramural grant
funding and scientific publications and mentoring junior level
The Biostatistician Research Scientist:
• Designs, develops, and directs
biomedical and biostatistical research. Prepares grant
proposals and creates analytic plans for grant proposals,
internal reports, and manuscripts for publication in
high-quality peer review journals both independently and
• Contributes to research proposals.
Serves as mentor and/or collaborator on grant proposals
and both externally funded and internally focused research
• Develops and publishes novel
statistical methods and applications for use in biomedical
• Mentors junior-level research
scientists and post-doctoral trainees.
• Provides service to the scientific
community through reviewing manuscripts for publication
and serving on editorial boards, grant review panels, and
national boards of directors.
• Presents at internal and national
and international scientific meetings.
• Maintains awareness of scientific
developments within area of expertise, both in terms of
new methodology and new research activities.
• Serves on and may Chair
departmental committees based on experience and expertise.
• Teaches/lectures in internal and
KPSC is a leading
integrated health care system that provides comprehensive care
for approximately 4 million members of diverse race and
ethnicity from Southern California. The integrated health care
provided to these members is tracked through a system-wide
electronic health record, which includes membership,
utilization, vital signs, laboratory and pharmacy records. The
Department of Research Evaluation has access to unparalleled
data resources, including a Research Data Warehouse that
combines curated EHR data for both inpatient and outpatient
visits with additional data from external registries and
outside claims. In addition, the Department maintains both a
Virtual Data Warehouse and the PCORnet Common Data Model to
facilitate collaboration with external researchers.
By joining the KPSC
research team, you will work with other researchers in a
collegial setting that fosters public domain research,
independent thinking, and adherence to the highest scientific
standards. R&E investigators are primarily supported by grant
and contract funding from federal and other external sources,
especially the National Institutes of Health.
A description of the
Department of Research & Evaluation is available on the web (http://kp.org/research).
It is home to 38 research scientists and clinician
investigators and over 300 support staff. The department is
located in Pasadena, a community of 140,000 residents 15
minutes north of downtown Los Angeles. Information about the
community can be found at
should submit their letter of interest and CV to Dr. Anny
Jennifer.X.Wong@kp.org). Principals only. Interested
candidates should submit their CV online at
(reference number 594480). Inquiries may be directed to Dr.
Anny Xiang (email:
Jennifer.X.Wong@kp.org). Principals only.
KPSC is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and offers competitive
salary and comprehensive benefit packages.