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Investigator Careers

The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) is currently seeking applicants for investigator positions at the Distinguished Investigator, Senior Investigator, and Investigator levels. The science at CHR is fueled by our investigators, who lead a broad portfolio of research supported by a comprehensive research infrastructure. We are especially interested at this time in scientists who are working on social determinants of health and health equity; genetics and genomics; dissemination and implementation science; and cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship care.

There are currently no investigator openings at this time.

Working at CHR

As a world-class research center, CHR has a strong history of collaboration and partnership both internally and across integrated and non-integrated healthcare delivery systems. The Center is a founding member of the Health Care Systems Research Network, a collaboration of the research centers affiliated with 20 health plans and systems. This network developed and maintains a Virtual Data Warehouse, the first “common data model” that uses a federated data system structure. CHR serves as the data coordinating center for the VDW and our staff are leaders of key HCSRN data committees. 

More about CHR

  • CHR is committed to growing and building upon historic relationships for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research. This research is supported by the Dr. Mitch Greenlick Endowment. 
  • CHR investigators lead research on social disparities, their impact, and potential mitigation strategies. Such research is enabled by the availability of systematically collected information on social determinants of health across eight regional Kaiser Permanente healthcare systems, serving 12.7 million members.
  • CHR is a leader in conducting research in support of the learning health system. CHR is embedded within the KP healthcare delivery system and collaborates with other integrated healthcare delivery systems, community and rural clinics, and Medicaid health plans. This creates a strong laboratory for adapting and translating evidence-based clinical practices into diverse healthcare settings. 
  • Our commitment to science across the research continuum is strongly anchored by our Clinical Research and Trials Unit, with over 120 active clinical trials in diverse clinical areas at any given time. 
  • CHR has extensive expertise creating and maintaining data coordinating centers for large research networks. 
  • CHR has a robust qualitative core (Q-CORE) of expert staff trained in varied qualitative and mixed-method approaches. This includes innovative approaches to support patient, clinician, and community engagement needs. 
  • CHR has centralized departments that provide grant application and financial management support; recruitment, behavior assessment, and intervention expertise; data analysis and biostatistics support, medical record abstraction, and communications needs, such as science editing and graphic design. 
  • CHR includes a workforce experienced in genomic and biospecimen research.
  • CHR leads a large portfolio in vaccine safety and effectiveness research.
  • Other significant domains of CHR research include: mental and behavioral health, chronic disease prevention and management, cancer control and prevention, women’s health, dental health, as well as an evidence-based practice center covering a broad array of clinical domains.

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