The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) within the Geisinger Research Institute is growing and seeks to recruit a Health Services Researcher or Health Economist faculty member. The DPHS is embedded in the Geisinger health system, a large integrated health system in Pennsylvania, and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. DPHS faculty includes epidemiologists, biostatisticians, behavior scientists, health economists, and clinician researchers. Faculty have access to vast data resources, including longitudinal electronic medical record (EMR) data spanning more than 25 years, claims, genomic, and environmental data. The Department collaborates closely with Geisinger Health Plan, a health insurance company in Pennsylvania.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD). The position is open rank. Experience in use and analysis of EMR or claims data is preferred. Expertise in the following areas is referred: health economics (access to health care and the role of insurance coverage; health outcomes including the effects of provider payments and delivery system reforms on health care costs and quality) and healthcare delivery models (reduce barriers to care; reduce cost of care; improve outcomes). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, either through independent or collaborative projects, and provide service to the health system and their profession. Appointment at higher levels must show a record of extramural grant funding as a Principal or Co-Investigator and publication of peer-reviewed research.