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Research Post-doctoral Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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Full-time position
Closing Date: October 18, 2017
Job #11809
Posted: September 18, 2017

The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research invites applications for a full-time, limited term Post-doctoral Fellow position to join a vibrant research team focused on perinatal epidemiology and maternal and child health research, including identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders. The Fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Croen, Sr. Research Scientist and Director of the Autism Research Program (ARP). Dr. Croen specializes in epidemiological and services research to improve the health and health care of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with the goal of translating research findings into clinical practice.  The Autism Research Program’s agenda includes studies ranging from biomarkers to genetics, services, and environmental exposures.

The Fellow will be expected to analyze data already collected from past studies, write papers, and present results at national and international scientific meetings. The Fellow will assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals. We seek applications from persons with a PhD in epidemiology, health services or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with strong analytic and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and publish papers. Knowledge of autism or other psychiatric/developmental disabilities is preferred but not required.  The position term is 1-2 years. The Fellow may be eligible to apply for internal grant funding.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to further develop her/his epidemiological and analytic skills supported by an internationally recognized senior scientist in an integrated health care system with extraordinary clinical data sources. Kaiser provides opportunities for continued training, including research seminars at DOR across a variety of disciplines, and through DOR’s training program for junior scientists.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Lisa Croen (


Duties: As part of a larger collaborative team, and under the supervision of Dr. Croen, the Post-doctoral Fellow will:

  • Analyze data from a range of sources using appropriate statistical techniques, using SAS and other statistical packages
  • Contribute to and draft scientific manuscripts for publication
  • Contribute to and develop new research grant proposals
  • Liaise with stakeholders and other experts in the field to ensure validity and applicability of research findings
  • Facilitate the uptake of research findings by assisting in presenting research results to key audiences and developing materials that support the translation of the findings into practical outcomes

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced research training
  • Experience with statistical methods appropriate for epidemiological studies
  • Strong set of analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Broad understanding of epidemiological concepts
  • Effective communication both verbal and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team
  • Experience with project management

Education Requirements:

PhD in Epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field preferred. 

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