Danville, PA
Nov 15, 2017
Position Type
  There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.


Location: Maryland/Danville

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME





Responsible for overseeing and coordinating growth and development of precision health programs within research and for achieving organizational, administrative, budget, and financial objectives in these programs.


Responsible for strategic planning and growth of research in the Northeast region including Forty Fort and the School of Medicine.


Responsible for strategic planning and growth of research in the Rockville/Bethesda locations.


Develops strategies for, and manages major new scientific recruitments in all regions and locations.


Ensures that research goals and objectives are aligned with the organizations broader mission and vision and with departmental needs.


Provides senior leadership and vision within Geisinger Health System on strategies for growth in research.


Directly supervises Investigators and Represents research to Geisinger Leadership, Board, and external stakeholders in absence of and at request of the Chief Scientific Officer.


Associate Chief Scientific Officer reports directly to the Chief Scientific Officer




1. Responsible for overall planning, operations, and growth of precision health programs within research.


2. Collaborates with senior executives in development and execution of vision.


3. Establishes and is responsible for program and financial targets.


4. Creates an environment to foster grants submission and publications among investigators, collaborating clinician investigators, and staff.


5. Collaborates with Department Directors in advancing the quality and quantity of externally funded research.


6. Design and write grant proposals to support innovative research in precision medicine.


7. Build collaborative research programs with other System entities.


8. Establishes a strategic plan and executes on the plan for research at the School of Medicine.


9. Build collaborative research programs with external non-profit, governmental, and industry partners.


10. Prepare articles for journal publication and make presentations at national meetings on findings from program research projects.


11. Represent the programs to the community, local and national organizations


12. Participate as a member of the senior leadership teams to provide vision and guidance in evaluative research, including health services research, outcomes of care and cost benefit analysis.


*All duties considered essential functions.



Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills commensurate with the demands of the position.

Demonstrated organizational, staff and financial management skills.

Demonstrated ability to grow research programs

Extensive experience in obtaining research funding from a variety of sources, international recognition for research, and a strong track record of successful research. Diverse research experience.




PhD or MD/DO with a minimum of 15 years research and management experience in a relevant discipline.


Previous executive leadership experience


Demonstrated managerial and strategic planning experience at the director level of a research enterprise.


Demonstrated academic record in research and teaching, including success in obtaining extramural research grants, peer reviewed publications and a positive national reputation in the field of precision health and genomic research.


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.


Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care.  A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians. 



About Geisinger

Geisinger 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®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. 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 at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. 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 connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


** 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.