Job Details

Research Associate


Satellite Healthcare






San Jose, California, United States




The Research Associate assists the Medical Clinical Affairs department with research studies, quality projects and clinical programs to help provide the best care for our patients. Prior CCHT experience preferred.

Satellite Healthcare is more than simply a dialysis company. Since our founding in 1974, we have become the industry's leader in personalized quality care: 70% of our centers earn 4- and 5-star ratings from Medicaid and, far ahead of all other providers. Our success in caring for patients can be attributed to our mission, our not-for-profit structure, and our people. Together, they create a powerfully patient-centered organization.

Our mission is clear: to make life better for people living with kidney disease. Because we are a non-profit, we can pursue that mission with all our resources, united by our passion for patient care. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Satellite Research explores new ways to elevate the effectiveness and delivery of dialysis therapy. And Satellite Wellbound is leading the industry in home dialysis because better outcomes and quality of life are our highest priority. We are also substantial contributors to community and philanthropic kidney initiatives.

Across our organization, we share a single mission - to make life better for those living with kidney disease. Watch our video to learn more about our mission.


We are seeking a purpose-driven team member dedicated to providing quality care to patients in a safe and professional environment. The Research associate, RA, is an important member of the department. The RA roles helps execute project tasks while tracking data to help analyze outcomes. Organization, forecasting and understanding what we are doing helps make change for improved quality care are critical to success in this role.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in gathering of lab specimens and subsequent processing
  • Completes and maintains case report forms
  • Performs research study procedures
  • Obtains research consents
  • Assists in the collection and processing of data
  • Completes on-line course in Good Clinical Practice and Research
  • Knows and follows all Satellite policies and procedures for infection control and understands the hazards associated with failing to follow those procedures
  • Prepares, records, and files laboratory reports as directed

  • Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive and productive atmosphere
  • Ensures the confidentiality of patient and employee information
  • Participates in self and/or peer evaluations
  • Promotes a teamwork approach by offering information, advice and assistance to all unit staff members in a positive, courteous and cooperative manner


You will play a vital role to ensure that we deliver on our Mission to make life better for those with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. You approach your work with an indisputable sense of greater purpose. You are patient-centric and understand how the work being done helps create the changes needed in the future. Lastly, you are high energy, respectful to all patients and staff, goal-oriented, and gain deep satisfaction from building relationships.

Minimum Education & Experience :

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Prior clinical, medical field, and/or research support experience preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to do basic calculations in addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and percentages
  • Proficient computer skills in Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English; Spanish language skills are desirable
  • Knowledge of renal replacement therapy, hemodialysis procedures and related subject issues including medical language preferred
  • Aspires to enter the medical field as a profession
  • Demonstrates willingness to help patients


Relationships: You will work directly with a multi-disciplinary team that is as passionate as you in making a difference in others' lives. You will be a servant leader, bringing up your team to provide care that is unsurpassed by others in our industry.

Impact: You will set the tone that enables our patients to live a better life and address their needs holistically. You will make the difference for our patients so that they do dialysis to live instead of living for dialysis.

Growth: You will have formal and informal opportunities for professional growth in a supportive environment. You will become a subject-matter expert and have a wide range of opportunities for career advancement.

Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Satellite Healthcare, Inc . does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. Satellite Healthcare, Inc . offers a drug free work environment.