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Research Scientist – HealthPartners Institute
  • Job ID: 60115
  • Department: GHI S&B for HPIER - Resear
  • City: Bloomington, MN
  • Location: HP - Bloomington 8170 Office Bldg
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Anticipated Work Schedule: M-F; Days (core hours between 10am-3pm)
  • Hrs/Pay Period: 80

Job Description:

HealthPartners Institute is seeking a Research Scientist with a focus in any of the following areas:

  • Health equity/social determinants of health.
  • Cardiometabolic disease (including diabetes, hypertension, and obesity).
  • Maternal/child health (including childhood development, adolescent health, obstetrics, vaccine safety).
  • Mental health (including depression, serious mental illness, suicide prevention, substance use, child/adolescent mental health).
  • Oral/dental health.
  • Applied quantitative methods (multi-site data coordination, machine learning).

Researchers may specialize in a broad range of approaches, from qualitative to quantitative, observational to interventional, and discovery science to implementation science. Investigators may obtain or maintain external academic appointments commensurate with their qualifications.

Research scientists are expected to support and develop externally funded research programs; conduct nationally and internationally recognized scholarly clinical and health services research to advance knowledge in their field; and collaborate with other HealthPartners investigators, clinicians and leaders to improve health outcomes and health care delivery. Successful candidate(s) will be accountable for conceptualizing and designing research projects, leading and collaborating on such projects, and disseminating research results through presentations and publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Participation in the ongoing life of the Institute through service on committees as well as participation in external, scientific peer-review processes are also expected activities.

As part of HealthPartners, HealthPartners Institute is focused on improving health and well-being through research, education, and practice. HealthPartners Institute investigators are embedded in an integrated health system, and have the opportunity to have an immediate and lasting impact on our patients’ and members’ health. Our research draws on rich clinical data derived from a comprehensive state-of-the-art electronic medical record and claims data from over a million HealthPartners patients and members. The Institute has well-developed research programs that feature clinical decision support, patient-reported outcomes, and remote monitoring/telehealth. Institute investigators are primarily supported by grant and contract funding from federal and other external sources, especially the National Institutes of Health and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable. We seek colleagues who wish to help advance diversity, equity and inclusion and foster an environment where everyone feels welcome, included and valued.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent; or M.D. or equivalent.
  • Proven track record of independent scholarly publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing research proposals.
  • Strong methodologic expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field for M.D., post-doctoral research fellowship experience for PhD.
  • Demonstrated history of successful collaboration in interdisciplinary project teams.
  • 3+ years of health care research experience.
  • Experience working with electronic medical records or other health care data

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to and search for job ID #60115. For more information on HealthPartners Institute go to

Additional Information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.