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Senior Investigator, Health System Research | Sutter Health

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Referral Ecosystem Job – $3,000 Referral Bonus!

Sutter Health is seeking a Senior Investigator for its Center for Health System Research in Northern California (Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area)!

The Senior Investigator will lead a research program focused on subject matter of choice. Successful individuals will leverage the patient population, data, technology, and/or collaborative opportunities of Sutter Health or other appropriate institutions/agencies to undertake original research for peer-reviewed publication, obtain sufficient project-related funding to support their research activities, collaborate with other researchers and clinicians across Sutter Health, and teach and provide service to own field, research center, and community. Senior Investigators are also expected to mentor and foster the development of more junior researchers. Preference will be given to candidates with strong publication track records and demonstrated ability to obtain funding.


PhD or equivalent degree. Extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative methods applied in real-world delivery systems. Research focus on implementation science or patient engagement. Ability to relate well with clinician and operational leaders in using research to address their questions in a timely manner.

Desired: Successful experience in obtaining external funding. Experience in presenting findings to small and large groups of operational and clinical leaders.

Why it's great!

  • Fully supported research entity that reports up through the head of Clinical Services for all of Sutter Health

  • Goals are for cutting edge research (including clinical trials) AND for effecting positive outcomes (full cycle)

  • Spectacular team of professionals with deep ranging experience and qualifications. Career making affiliations!