Assitant/Associate Professor Health Services and Outcomes Research

Forty Fort, PA
May 01, 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 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. 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 Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality service and patient satisfaction.

Reports directly to manager or designee.


*RESEARCH (75%-90%}: Responsible for research design and protocol development under the direction of a Senior Investigator and pursuing independent funding for research projects. Analyzes research findings and disseminates in journals and presents at scientific meetings. Represents research center/institute to health care and scientific communities.

*CONSULTING/ADVISING:(10%-25%): Provides technical assistance in service to other departments in GHS. Serves on research center/institute committees. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Interprets and follows policies and guidelines to define procedures and meet goals/deadlines.

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

*Denotes essential job duties



RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNCTION- Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the research and development (R&D) function within an organization.

RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION- Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools and techniques for producing well-written, meaningful and usable documentation of research findings.

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH- Knowledge of and the ability to use numerical methods to compile information about a given situation or condition.

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH- Knowledge of and ability to gain insights concerning attitudes, beliefs, motivations and behaviors related to organization's products and services.

REFERENCE CONTENT- Knowledge of and ability to create reference content, such as tables of contents, indexes, glossaries and technical abstracts of research documents.

RESEARCH ANALYSIS- Knowledge of and ability to locate, interpret and evaluate research findings compiled and documented by others and the use of this material to support empirical research.

OBTAINED FUNDING- Demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research.


Doctoral degree or a PhD with a Masters degree in health care related field required.

5 years’ experience in achieving successful funding.


Work typically performed in an office environment

Travel may be required

Work performed in a research lab setting.



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.