Kaiser Permanente Research Scientist II Investigator in Oakland, California

Serves as principal investigator on major projects for the Division of Research (DOR). Directs lower level investigators, statisticians and programmer/analysts.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, develops, and directs research for an ongoing program of research which includes major projects. Prepares grant proposals, internal reports and publications, independently and collaboratively. Presents papers at national scientific meetings; teaches and/or reviews papers for national journals.

  • Evaluates and consults on research proposals of others. Mentors/supervises junior level research scientists and technical staff. Provides consultation and data interpretation to TPMG, KFH/P managers and committees. Provides service to the scientific community through membership on peer review groups and national boards. Consults with local, state and national voluntary and governmental agencies. May serve as member of state/national study review panels. Serves on Division of Research committees.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in conducting original research and publishing peer-reviewed results (analogous to academic series - Associate Professor).

MD or DO degree or equivalent

Board certified in one of the following specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, or equivalent

Current, active Medical License

Competent in the statistical techniques, study designs and general research methods commonly used in epidemiological and health services research

Experience conducting vaccine clinical and/or observational trials


  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field, 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 research techniques, and study designs commonly used in epidemiological and health services research.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as principal investigator on at least one major project.

Subspecialty training in infectious diseases, or another subspecialty with strong interest in infectious diseases

MPH or MSc in clinical trials, or equivalent experience

Track record of success in obtaining research funding

Experience and training in vaccinology

Experience navigating regulatory requirements for clinical trials

Experience in publishing peer-reviewed results

Experience as a principal investigator on at least one major project


TITLE: Research Scientist II Investigator

LOCATION: Oakland, California


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.