Ochin is a rapidly growing national nonprofit health it organization with two decades of experience transforming health care delivery to drive health equityWe are hiring for a number of new positions to meet increasing demandWhen you choose to join ochin, you have the opportunity to continuously grow your skills and do meaningful work to help fulfill our mission.
Ochin provides leading-edge technology, data analytics, research, and support services to more than 500 community health care sites, reaching nearly 6 million patients nationallyWe believe that every individual, no matter their race, ethnicity, background, or zip code, should have fair opportunity to achieve their full health potentialOur work addresses differences in health that are systemic, avoidable, and unjustWe partner, learn, innovate, and advocate, in order to close the gap in health for individuals and communities negatively impacted by racism or other structural inequities.
At ochin, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of every individual and work hard to maintain a culture of belonging.
Founded in oregon in 2000, ochin employs a growing virtual workforce of more than 500 diverse professionals, working remotely across 40+ statesWe offer a generous compensation package and are committed to supporting our employees’ entire well-being by fostering a healthy work-life balance and equitable opportunity for professional advancementWe are curious, collaborative learners who strive to live our values everyday: leadership, collaboration, excellence, innovation, inclusion, and stewardshipOchin is excited to support our continued national expansion and the increasing demand for our innovative tools and services by welcoming new talent to our growing team.
In collaboration with our members and research partners, ochin is building the nation’s foremost community laboratory for health outcomes, policy, and primary care research to improve the health of underserved populationsThe research investigator iv will play a leading role in developing a research program in the advancement of a specific area of study; have a commitment to independent investigation, competency in original research, capacity for research productivity, and interest in training others; will provide high-level professional, substantive, technical, and administrative support to clinicians and researchers in the design, implementation, day-to-day operations, and dissemination of findings from research, demonstration, and evaluation projects.
This position is 100% remote and can be part-time or full-time.
Leading a program of research in the person’s field of expertise:
Developing and executing on a research strategy. Developing and mentoring early-career researcher in the field.
Serving as the lead principal investigator (pi) and ochin site pi on funded research projects:
Providing scientific oversight of highly complex research projects, including network grants, center grants, program project grants, and/or infrastructure grants/contracts. Participating in operationalizing conceptual variables and translating research questions into appropriate functional and analytic designs and protocols. Participating in conducting, and interpreting statistical analyses of research data. Generally leading as well as contributing to the development of manuscripts and presentations for dissemination of research findings. Providing guidance and direction to project staff. Ensuring that research is conducted in an ethical manner and in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and institutional policies. Serve as primary liaison to prime pi for projects in which ochin is a subrecipientResponsible for resolving any scientific and methodological issues with prime pi; responsible for approving any changes to subcontract budget and/or scope of work. Escalate project issues to the vp of research.
Leading development of research proposals, including identifying research questions, developing research designs, and writing specific aims and research strategy (significance, innovation and approach).
This position is expected to generally devote 80% of total proposal development time to leading research proposals in the person’s field of expertise. Procure external funding to support for a minimum of 60% fte of this position’s time as well as to support the overall research team.
Collaborating with other practice-based research network (pbrn) investigators and outside partners in designing and developing research proposals:
Contributing to the development of specific aims and research strategy (significance, innovation, approach) and well as statistical analysis plans.
Developing, mentoring, and supervising assistant and associate investigators by providing guidance on the mentee’s research agenda, grant ideas, and career development opportunities. Participating in the education and training of research staff. Providing technical/consultative services to pbrn clinician members, affiliated investigators, and other research personnel. Contributing to the development of ochin’s research strategy. Pursuing scholarship to remain current with substantive field of knowledge and technical skills related to current project portfolio. Liaising and networking with other ochin departments and affiliated research institutions, as appropriate. Performing other duties as requested by the vice president of research.
A doctoral level research or health-related degree and post-doctoral training or equivalent experience. At least 15 years of health-related research experience; (degree or additional educational and training must be in a social, behavioral, health services, or other medical or public health field appropriate to the specific field of research required by the position). Demonstrated ability to obtain sustainable funding (federal, state, or foundation research grants/contracts). Demonstrated ability to lead and publish scientific manuscripts. Demonstrated supervisory and mentorship experience. Thorough knowledge of statistical theory and hypothesis testing, quantitative or qualitative analysis methods, and database management techniques relevant to the design, conduct, and analysis of research projects in the pertinent substantive area. Working knowledge of medicine, public health, and health services issues relevant to the application of research to health care phenomena and health care policy. Working knowledge of standard desktop computing software packages (word processing, spread sheeting, presentation software, internet browsers, etc.). Working knowledge of specialized models and theories in a discipline area applicable to the research. Licenses are necessary only for those whose substantive field and work assignments require it (e.g., m.d., r.n., r.p.t., r.ph., m.s.w.). Investigators from an academic discipline typically hold membership in their respective professional associations, which is encouraged but not required.
Work location and travel requirements
This position is 100% remoteWork from home requirements are:
Ability to work independently and efficiently from a home office environment. High speed internet service. It is a requirement that employees work in a distraction free workplace.
We offer a comprehensive range of benefitsSee our website for details: https://ochin.org/employment-openings.
Equal opportunity statement
Ochin is proud to be an equal opportunity employerWe are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills for the benefit of our staff, our mission, and the communities we serve.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, ochin, incDoes not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital or civil union status, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristicsAll aspects of employment are based on merit, performance, and business needs.