SR INVESTIGATOR- Pharmacy Innovation

Forty Fort, PA
Mar 28, 2017
Position Type
  Location: Forty-Fort Clinic

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME

Hiring Manager: Melissa Kern



The Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes (CPIO) has a team dedicated to facilitating the evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of innovative approaches to pharmaceutical care within real-world healthcare environments. The CPIO’s research focuses on population health, pharmacy patient care models and system process redesign, medication adherence and utilization, applied pharmacogenomics, specialty medications, and pain and addiction.


Investigators in the CPIO work closely with experts within Geisinger System’s Enterprise Pharmacy and other clinical and administrative enterprises across the system to develop transformational research in one or more programmatic areas along with colleagues in Geisinger’s other research cores including  the Department of Molecular and Functional Genomics, the Genomic Medicine Institute, the Department of Bioinformatics and Data Science and the Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research.


The Senior Investigator will provide high-level professional, clinical and/or technical leadership in the design, implementation, operations and dissemination of findings from research, demonstration and evaluation projects. Senior Investigators assume a leadership role in program level development within Geisinger and in the design, development, implementation and reporting of clinical/behavioral interventions.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the system in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Works under the supervision of the ACMO or Institute Director.


1. Responsible for program development involving two GHS departments/divisions; one clinical department and one support service division (i.e., Information Technology, Geisinger Health Plan, Clinical Effectiveness, etc).

B. RESEARCH: (75%-85%)
2. Directs day-to-day scientific work on research projects. Provides oversight of staff in scientific aspects of their work or supervision of staff.

3. Designs research protocols and develop research opportunities. Pursues independent funding for research.

4. Communicates research project results, including but not limited to development and dissemination of interim and final reports, manuscripts for peer review journals, abstracts, presentations, posters, and press releases.

5. Provides advice and professional services to research project in areas of special expertise.

6. Supervises junior investigators in obtaining research funding and in professional development.

D. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.


Demonstrated thorough knowledge of and high level professional skills relevant to the conduct of research and communication of results.

Demonstrated strong organizational and problem solving skills, demonstrated experience and successful history of developing and publishing research communications at national meetings, including manuscripts, abstracts and poster presentations are required.

Demonstrated ability to supervise and promote development of junior investigators.

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new programs/initiatives.


Doctoral degree (PhD or MD/DO) with 9 or more years experience as a researcher required. The degree must be in social, behavioral, health services, epidemiology or other medical or public health fields appropriate to the specific field of research required by the position. Demonstrated publication experience in peer reviewed journals and successful grant funding experience required.


Work is typically performed in an office or clinical environment.



About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.


** 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.


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