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Providence Health & Services Associate Research Scientist in Portland, Oregon


CORE is a non-profit research laboratory committed to improving community health. Our research and evaluation uses surveys, interviews, and health care claims and other administrative data to find opportunities to do health care better. At CORE, we believe that health care policy founded on the latest and best research can improve the prognosis of our entire community.

Providence is calling an Associate Research Scientist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Building A in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Design research projects, develops partnerships, and acts in the role of co-investigator on health services research projects.

  • Provide leadership for small grant and contract-based studies and collaborate with other scientists and managers from a variety of disciplines, both within and external to Providence Health & Services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in sociology, public health, health services, psychology, epidemiology, or related field required. Work experience (may NOT be concurrent with degree) must include:

  • 5 years of experience in health services research or related industry

  • 5 years of experience developing, managing, and leading research projects


  • PhD in sociology, public health, health services, psychology, epidemiology, or related field. Work experience may be concurrent, but must include:

  • 1 years of experience in health services research or related industry

  • 1 year of experience developing, managing, and leading research projects

  • Valid Driver's license required

  • Experience writing and publishing research articles in peer review journals

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 222640