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Associate Professor


May 4, 2021
Job location:
Danville, Pennsylvania

Full Time
Academic / Research


Job Summary

Completes major scientific tasks for research and evaluation projects including study design, project development, data analysis, scientific oversight and manuscript preparation in conformity with nationally accepted ethical and regulatory guidelines.

Job tasks

   » Provides technical and intellectual leadership abilities to a coherent research program that contributes new expertise to the significant areas of investigation.
   » Directs day-to-day development, maintenance, and supervision of a productive and nationally competitive research program.
   » Identifies the research question, formulates the hypothesis, plans the experiments, records the observations and data, analyzes the data, and draws conclusions.
   » Prepares/submits applications for external funding from national agencies; garnering funding in support the research program.
   » supervises completion of the specific aims of funded projects.
   » Maintains a record of independent scholarship as demonstrated by high quality publications specific to the discipline.
   » Solidifies an emerging national and international reputation through presentations at national meetings, service on study sections or ad hoc grant review committees, and peer reviewer for journals.
   » Takes a lead function in providing technical assistance in service to other departments, clinical associates, residents, fellows and students.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to prosperously perform the job.

Position Details

The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) at Geisinger seeks to recruit a health economist whose work focuses on quantitative studies across a range of substantive and/or methodological areas related to population health and healthcare delivery evaluation. Appointment is at the rank of associate or adjunct professor with responsibilities to advance research and service in population health. The candidate must possess an earned doctorate (PhD or MD) in one of the following disciplines or a closely related field (health economics, public health, health policy, or health services research). The candidate must also have proven practice and skills as a health economist in one or more of the following areas: access to health care and the function of insurance coverage; health results including the effects of provider payments and delivery system reforms on health care costs and quality; and the impact of health policies on health and health care. This may include impact evaluation of quality improvement and interventions from a health system or health plan perspective including quality, clinical results, member practice, and financial impact; or evaluation of healthcare delivery interventions/innovations. ¬practice in engagement with health plan using large observational data sets, combining claims and electronic medical records (EMR) data is desired. The prosperous candidate will be expected to develop and independent externally funded research program and collaborate with colleagues; and provide service to the health system, profession, and community. candidates seeking appointment at the associate level must have at least 5 years of prior practice in a similar position in addition to a record of extramural grant funding as a Principal or Co-Investigator and publication of peer-reviewed collaborative research.

Faculty in the Department of Population Health Sciences are expected to contribute to the research, educational, and service missions of the department and the broader Geisinger system.¬ The DPHS consists of 15 faculty members with skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, genomics, and health economics. Our research leverages the EMR resources at Geisinger that dates back to 1996 and claims data from our health plan.

candidates should submit a letter of interest that address the qualifications for this position including a research statement, a CV, and contact information for three references.¬ For additional information and to submit materials, please email H. Lester Kirchner, PhD (E-Mail: hlkirchner@geisinger.ed).


Doctoral Degree- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work practice (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our expertise with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of discapability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of discapability or their protected veteran status.

Internal Number: R-09265

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About Geisinger
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve - like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it's no wonder we're ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents all over central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives - for our patients, communities, and you.

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