Project managers, research associates, and research assistants comprise a centrally managed research support team. Unlike other institutions, where staff may support a single project or investigator, individuals here have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects.
Managers work with research scientists and clinician researchers to assign staff to projects based on prior experience and desired skill sets. This model allows for more agile staffing of projects, promotes collaboration and cross-training among staff, and offers greater opportunities for professional development.
Support staff have diverse skill sets, ranging from phlebotomy and clinical assessment to chart abstraction and data analysis. Many are bilingual, an important asset given the diversity of the population Kaiser Permanente serves in Southern California.
Research Support Services