Director Clinical Research - Geisinger Cancer Institute

Danville, PA
Sep 17, 2018
Position Type
  JOB TITLE:                     Director Clinical Research – Geisinger Cancer Institute

LOCATION:                 Danville, Pennsylvania

DEPARTMENT:           Hematology Oncology


Seeking a board-certified hematologist/oncologist with experience and leadership in clinical oncology research. In addition to inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities, the Director will lead Geisinger’s NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Community Site network and other research activities including, but not limited to, industry sponsored, investigator initiated, and innovative cancer care delivery. The research program spans the health system service area and is established on five hospital campuses and extends to four additional community clinic locations.


As Director of Clinical Research, the candidate will be responsible for the research portfolio of the cancer programs; partnerships and strategic planning; and investigator oversight and mentoring. The candidate will apply leadership skills and engage associates across multiple disciplines to further the research program in areas that include cancer care delivery research and cancer genomics through Geisinger’s MyCode project.


Please forward CV and letter of interest to Rajiv Panikkar, MD, Chair Cancer Services, c/o Julie Dent, Talent Management,



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.


ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system 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 Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. 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.


Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.


We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.*


**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.