Providence Health & Services Research Scientist in Renton, Washington


Providence is calling a Research Scientist to Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a long-term, temporary grant funded position.

The Research Scientist will independently develop partnerships and grant-funded research projects to evaluate innovative, evidence-based interventions and strategic clinical and operational initiatives implemented in ambulatory settings across Providence St. Joseph Health. The Research Scientist will act as a principal investigator on smaller projects and co-investigator on larger projects. The Research Scientist will develop new projects and shepherd them through the research project lifecycle, including project planning, design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination. This position reports to the Senior Manager for Evaluation & Research and must establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels at Providence St. Joseph Health, external researchers, contractors, vendors, funders, and other partners.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead interdisciplinary, cross-functional project teams in the development and implementation of research projects to accomplish specific scientific goals; lead or contribute to research study design, project management, data collection and analysis, and dissemination and reporting.

  • Develop, oversee, and manage core research documents, including study protocols, standard operating procedures, study specific training materials, and Institutional Review Board (IRB), compliance and other institutional/agency regulatory documents. Ensure studies are conducted in compliance with the respective investigational plan/protocol and all applicable regulations, IRB requirements, and other institutional policies and procedures.

  • Identify funding opportunities that align with Providence St. Joseph Health strategic priorities and lead or contribute to the development of funding proposals.

  • Lead and contribute to research project activities including: development and testing of primary data collection tools; study recruitment, participant enrollment/consent and data collection; extraction of secondary data from electronic medical records; and data cleaning and analysis. Supervise, direct, and evaluate project staff as needed.

  • Write reports, memos, abstracts, and peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication, and prepare presentations that provide recommendations and actionable insights to inform decision making.

  • Conduct literature reviews, consult with internal and external experts, and participate in formal development opportunities to inform project ideation and to stay abreast of evidence-based best practices and clinical guidelines, research methods and techniques, regulatory requirements, and innovation in healthcare delivery.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters’ Degree - Epidemiology, economics, public health, or related health or social science field.

  • 7 years’ of progressive responsibility in managing clinical or health services research projects and programs in clinical, academic, or healthcare setting.

  • 2 years’ of grant writing experience for health services research.

  • 2 years’ experience as an investigator developing and leading research projects.

  • 2 years’ experience writing and publishing research articles in peer reviewed journals.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. - Epidemiology, economics, public health, or related health or social science field.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Support Services

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 204998