Danville, PA
Sep 22, 2017
Position Type
  Location: Research Center

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME 


Provides high-level professional, clinical and/or technical leadership in the design, implementation, operations and dissemination of findings from epidemiology related research, demonstration and evaluation projects. Professor assume a leadership role in program level development within Geisinger and in the design, development, implementation and reporting of epidemiology research.

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 Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research.


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

*CONSULTING/ADVISING: (10%-25%): Provides epidemiology guidance and analyses in service to other departments in GHS. Serves on Research committees, as well as participates in leading seminars and journal clubs. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Interprets and follow 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 complex statistical and epidemiologic research 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 terminal degree requiring a research-based thesis in epidemiology or closely- related field required. Survey research experience preferred.

9 years’ experience in achieving successful funding.

Faculty at all levels are encouraged to apply, salary commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants will have a record of innovative research in an area that can advance the mission of the Department. Applicants for associate professor or professor positions must have a history of extramural research funding. Competitive salaries and start-up packages are available.


Work is typically performed in an office or clinical environment.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. 


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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