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Director of research, Department of Emergency Medicine

Job Title Director of research, Department of Emergency Medicine Location Danville, PA Job Category Physician Hospital Based, Physician Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department GMC Hospital Medicine Division Date posted 02/14/2024 Job ID R-58546

Job Summary

Geisinger is seeking an Emergency Medicine physician with a proven record in clinical research to join our team as the Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.

Job Duties

At Geisinger, our goal is to make better health possible through research! We leverage our high-quality patient care; fully integrated healthcare system; large, stable patient population; advanced electronic health record; and clinical data warehouse to create healthcare services and delivery which will improve quality of care while enhancing access and affordability.

In 2023, our Emergency Department published 21 peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters/textbooks and presented our work at 70 scientific conferences. System-wide we had >$57 million in external grant and contract revenue, >1,400 active research projects, including clinical trials, and >1,090 publications.

The Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) will:

  • Oversee the coordination, development, and quality improvement of research activities.

  • Work closely with the EM residency program leadership to improve resident training and foster healthy intellectual dialogue.

  • Assist EM staff/Core Faculty in efforts to improve faculty engagement in research and scholarly activities.

  • Provide oversight of the research coordinator position.

  • Lead maintenance and improvement of the research program.

  • Assist the EM residency program director regarding compliance with RRC regulations.

  • Work closely with Geisinger core research team to coordinate programs and projects that advance the mission of Emergency Medicine research at Geisinger.

This full-time position is split 40% research and 60% clinical. Education and experience (Required):

  • Career emergency physician with proven research experience, including success in obtaining and leading federally funded or equivalent research.

  • Minimum of 10 years of clinical practice.

  • Board certification in emergency medicine by ABEM or AOBEM.

  • Experience in research mentoring and collaborative program building.

Geisinger’s Emergency Medicine team is not afraid to do things differently when it comes to delivering excellent care. That spirit of innovation and excellence drives everything we do, including:

  • Longstanding EM Residency program in the central region with Geisinger Wyoming Valley welcoming our ACGME Accredited inaugural class expected July of 2026. To learn more, click here.

  • Ultrasound fellowship program in the central region.

  • Sports medicine fellowship programs located in both the central and northeast regions.

  • Robust emergency medical services program: nine state-of-the-art helicopters stationed at six bases across the system, two Critical Care Ground Transports in a regional model, a strong and growing ground EMS agency including our nationally recognized mobile integrated health program.

  • Progressive care models focused on innovative early intervention and post-acute care options rather than historical reactivity to decrease hospital and ED congestion.

  • Growing pediatric emergency medicine program.

  • Established trauma program with trauma designations at multiple sites. Each region includes a Level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and STEMI receiving center.

  • Embedded, multi-disciplinary team of care managers and clinical pharmacists in emergency departments to create a holistic, streamlined process from triage to discharge.

  • Geisinger has produced and is still home to industry leaders in our specialty including state and national leaders in ACEP, PACEP, ABEM, EMS, Research, and Education.

With Geisinger, you can also take advantage of:

  • Competitive compensation package & benefits including three robust retirement plans, CME, relocation, and more! To learn more about our extensive benefits that allow our employees to live well both in their professional and personal lives, click here.

  • Academic opportunities with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. To learn more about how Geisinger is building healthcare teams of the future, click here.

  • Better quality of life - Enjoy fresh air, short commutes, and tight-knit communities in our respective regions across Pennsylvania. To learn more about living in our service area, click here.

  • Satisfaction of working for a nationally recognized, physician-led healthcare organization committed to leading healthcare change. To learn more about Geisinger’s many accolades, click here.

  • To learn more about why others chose Geisinger, click here.


Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania


Patient Care And Procedural Skills; Systems-Based Practice; Professional Etiquette

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten 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 1,700 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier 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.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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