Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Graduates - Kaiser Permanente Northern California Delivery Science


CLOSING DATE: November 15, 2021


JOB #: 17802

POSTED: August 26, 2021


Fellows are MDs, RNs, PharmDs or PhDs who spend two years with us at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, in intensive research training that includes structured mentorship, coursework, and independent research projects with a focus on 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. Our goal is for fellows to submit scientific abstracts and at least two manuscripts, learn about grant writing, and be prepared to apply for positions in academic or health system settings after completing their fellowship training.


Our environment offers outstanding opportunities for studies of clinical effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes, and delivery science.  We have a health care system with 4 million members, 21 hospitals, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 8,000 clinicians, and rich electronic medical record data.  Our Division of Research is a nationally respected group, with approximately 60 faculty-level investigators and a total grant portfolio of $125 million in 2020, and provides an excellent environment for training and research.


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
  • Experience writing at least two first-authored publications based on Kaiser Permanente Division of Research projects
  • 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 to take 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)
  • Fellows with clinical training have the potential for maintaining a modest amount of clinical activity (arranged on a case-by-case basis)
Additional Details:


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 U.S. employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

The application deadline is November 15, 2021 at 5pm Pacific for fellows to start in July 2022

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