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Associate/Assistant Professor - Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Job Title Associate/Assistant Professor - Cardiovascular Epidemiology Location Danville, PA Job Category Research Faculty Schedule Days Work Type Department Population Health Sciences Department Date posted 08/08/2022 Job ID R-30494

Job Summary

The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) within the Geisinger Research Institute is growing and seeks to recruit multiple faculty members to join our multidisciplinary team. The DPHS is embedded in the Geisinger health system, a large integrated health system in Pennsylvania, and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, with a longstanding commitment to research and a research portfolio that includes funding from the NIH, CDC, PCORI, state and foundation grants, and industry. The DPHS faculty includes a strong team of 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 data, genomic data, and environmental data, and there are also opportunities to lead the evaluation of healthcare interventions in a range of clinical settings. We invite applicants with expertise in a variety of methodological and content areas, as described below in detail.

Job Duties

The DPHS seeks to recruit Cardiovascular Epidemiologist faculty to support our active cardiovascular disease (CVD) research program. The DPHS collaborates with Geisinger’s Heart Institute, the Genomics Medicine Institute and Department of Translational Data Science & Informatics on a range of CVD studies that leverage Geisinger’s genomic, cardiac imaging, and EMR data.  

  • Directs day-to-day development, maintenance, and supervision of a productive and nationally competitive research program.
  • Directs and supervises members of the research group providing technical and intellectual leadership.
  • Identifies the research question, formulates the hypothesis, plans the experiments, records the observations and data, analyzes the data, and draws conclusions.
  • Prepares and submits applications for external funding from national agencies.
  • Oversees completion of the specific aims of funded projects.
  • Prepares completed work for publication.
  • Publishes/presents research results in both informal and formal seminars within the organization and to extramural audiences at national and international meetings and academic institutions.
  • Collaborates with other investigators and physicians as well as with investigators from other institutions.
  • Demonstrates institutional service by participation on committees.
  • Provides technical assistance in service to other departments, clinical associates, residents, fellows and students.
  • Begins developing a record of national and international service in the field of expertise by memberships in grant review panels, editorial boards and journal reviews.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate (e.g., PhD, MD) in related fields for at least one of the content areas. Each position is open rank; however, priority is given to associate and full professor levels. Experience in use and analysis of EMR data is desired for all positions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a successful, externally-funded research program, either through independent or collaborative projects, and provide service to the health system, their profession, and the community. Appointment at higher levels must show a record of extramural grant funding as a Principal or Co-Investigator and publication of peer-reviewed collaborative research.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that address the qualifications for these positions including a cover letter and a CV.  For additional information and to submit materials, please email Search Committee, Department of Population Health Sciences ( or apply directly. Additional department information can be obtained at


Doctoral Degree- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)


Reference Content; Research Methodologies; Research Documents; Research And Development Function; Research Regulatory Environment; Research Analysis

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.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

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.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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