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Post-doctorate Research Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research

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Location: Oakland, CA
Full-time position
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Job #11614
Posted: July 17, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Delivery Science Fellowship Program

The Division of Research in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region is now accepting applications for the July 2018 class of Delivery Science post-doctoral fellows. The application deadline is September 15, 2017 for fellows beginning July 2018.

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)

About Us

Fellows with clinical training have the potential for maintaining a modest amount of clinical activity (arranged on a case-by-case basis) 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.


  • 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, Clinical Informatics Core Faculty

Eligibility 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.

Location Oakland, California

Questions and Application Instructions See or

In-person candidate interviews will be scheduled at the DOR office in October 2017

Applications are due Sept 15, 2017 for the July 2018 Fellowship


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