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Posted 7/20/2018

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is seeking an experienced Manager to manage its Survey Research Program and provide methods consultation to faculty. This position will have the opportunity to continue to develop an outstanding survey research program and to collaborate with epidemiological and health services researchers on a wide range of clinical and methodological areas. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with researchers and to test innovative survey methodologies in a large defined population.

KPWHRI (http://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/) is an internationally recognized academic research organization that conducts non-proprietary research, primarily through federally funded grants and contracts that total over $50 million annually. KPWHRI’s scientific faculty consists of doctorate-level investigators trained in medicine, epidemiology, behavioral science, economics, and biostatistics. KPWHRI’s programmatic research areas include cancer prevention, pharmacoepidemiology, immunizations, behavioral medicine, women’s health, and aging. KPWHRI is part of a vibrant research community in Seattle, including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, among others. The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, a non-profit integrated health care system. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a master’s degree in a relevant social science, behavioral science, or health sciences discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong interest in active collaboration on public domain interdisciplinary research studies are required. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years managing a survey research program in addition to experience working within the field and expertise in all phases and modes of survey research. They should also have experience and interest in expanding the survey program’s capacity and research volume. Equivalent academic position titles, depending on the size of the institution may be Associate Director or Director of Survey Research.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should include a cover letter that addresses the following key points: 1) expertise and experience related to the qualifications, desirable skills, and abilities described in the job announcement; 2) experience managing and directing survey project teams or programs; 3) HR/Personnel and management experience to date; & 4) why the applicant would be a good match with the Institute’s mission, vision and values. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. To learn more about Kaiser Permanente and apply for this position, visit https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/ and reference job number 718761.


 Posted 7/12/2018

The Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks an established leader in survey research to serve as Director of Survey Research Operations (SRO).

SRC conducts some of the most widely cited and influential studies in the world, as well as many other important studies that employ surveys and other cutting-edge methods and technologies. Survey Research Operations (SRO) is the data collection operations unit responsible for bringing the latest methodological advances in social data collection sciences into practice. The unit currently employs 170 university‐based and upwards of 700 field‐based staff located across the nation. SRO actively manages over 100 projects with a combined annual research volume totaling $40 million.

Major responsibilities of the SRO Director include: (1) providing strong scientific and administrative leadership to SRO, directing the coordinated efforts of the SRO Associate Director(s) and Unit Heads who manage data collection projects, assisting with the development of research proposals, and supervising the activities of the SRO statistical and technology groups; (2) working collaboratively to strategically plan, develop, and implement cutting‐edge methods and processes in survey operations; (3) serving as Principal Investigator on data collection projects involving external investigators; (4) representing SRC to the external research community through participation in scientific forums; and (5) advising the Director of the Survey Research Center on key strategic and operational issues facing the unit. The position reports directly to the Director of the Survey Research Center.

Required Qualifications: A Master’s degree or equivalent professional training and experience in a relevant field is required; a Doctoral degree is desirable. Candidates must have substantial experience leading high quality, innovative social science data collection. Experience in research administration, including financial and human resource management, is required. Demonstrated experience with multiple modes of data collection, advanced statistical skills, and information‐based decision-making are also desirable qualifications. Salary is highly competitive.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume or CV describing their interest and experience using the University of Michigan CAREERS portal: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/159640/director_of_survey_research_operations. Reference position #159640. For confidential inquiries about the position, please contact Steven Heeringa, Associate Director of the Survey Research Center, at sheering@umich.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.