The Department of Epidemiology & Health Services Research (DEHSR) and the Cancer Institute at Geisinger, an integrated health system headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania are seeking applicants for one full-time position in cancer epidemiology and outcomes research. Appointment may be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Geisinger seeks an individual who will work within the growing research enterprise and the Cancer Institute to align and leverage extensive research and practice resources and expertise within the health system.
The Geisinger Cancer Institute was awarded an NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) grant with a focus to increase the portfolio of clinical trials and cancer care delivery research (CCDR) studies. Collaboration across the NCORP recipients is essential. The candidate will have an important role as Geisinger’s NCI CCDR lead with funding to cover the effort. This role will communicate with NCI Program Officers, maintain relationships with NCI NCORP Research Base investigators (at Alliance, ECOG-ACRIN, NRG, SWOG, COG, URCC, Wake Forest) to contribute to multi-site collaborations. Internally, the individual will oversee CCDR studies and assist in evaluating appropriate studies to be conducted.
Geisinger is an exciting and rich environment for research, education, and practice. Opportunities include extensive resources for research; training (graduate medical education, pending Hematology/Oncology Fellowship); and innovative approaches to precision medicine and precision population health.
Geisinger has unparalleled resources for research. These include a system-wide electronic health record, in place since 1996; system-wide biobanking; extensive genetic data (whole exome sequencing and genotype data); data warehousing and translational research; a stable regional population in over 45 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and the Geisinger Health Plan, which allows the additional use of claims data for research. Geisinger’s research activities are currently organized in three primary departments, including DEHSR, and 12 centers, programs, and institutes, including those focused on cancer, environmental health, genomics/precision health, and obesity. System-wide, research brought in more than $50M in extramural funding in the current fiscal year.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Epidemiology and an established record of success of external funding support, or demonstrated potential to obtain external funding, for epidemiologic and health services research in cancer. Candidates should have strong methodologic skills, particularly in epidemiology, but also preferably in population health research or health services research as it relates to the cancer control continuum. Experience with pragmatic clinical trials or other innovative research methods is desirable. DEHSR currently has six full-time research faculty members that conduct research on chronic conditions, environment and community, cardiovascular, and combat exposure epidemiology, and health economics.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in the clinical and research environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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 knowledge 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.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC)
Located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, 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 sequencing
programs, 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 throughout 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.