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Director of the Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute

Job Title Director of the Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute Location Lewisburg, PA Job Category Research Faculty Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Office of the Chief Scientific Officer Date posted 10/06/2022 Job ID R-39044

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and directing Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) to encompass a program of translational and clinically driven research, with an emphasis on moving research discoveries into clinical practice for the benefit of our patients. Establishes and leads execution of a strategic plan for ADMI, including financial stewardship that promotes its growth and enhances its national reputation. Fosters strong relationships with clinical providers, research groups, and trainees across the health system through inter-departmental research collaborations and meaningful educational programs. Will direct providers, faculty, residents, and other clinicians to optimize the care of patients, support research endeavors, and provide effective and meaningful educational programs across the department.

Job Duties

  • Provides leadership, strategic planning, and direction related to the mission and vision of ADMI.
  • Responsible for development and oversight of ADMI’s operating budgets, including procurement and financial monitoring of external research grants.
  • Works collaboratively with executive clinical, research, administrative, and finance leaders across the health system to establish appropriate budgets for staffing and delivering all components of ADMI’s multidisciplinary clinical, research, education, and community outreach programs.
  • Act as liaison with hospital administration and other hospital platforms to promote innovative care, teaching, and research in clinical departments.
  • In collaboration with clinical and research departments, supervise and evaluate all ADMI physicians and research faculty in professional and assigned administrative duties.
  • Develops, maintains, and oversees a productive and nationally competitive research program, including recruitment of high-quality faculty.
  • Cultivates relationships with relevant external academic and research centers and represents ADMI in national networks and consortia.
  • Participates in and oversees publication and external presentation of research results relevant to ADMI.
  • Serves as a representative for ADMI at relevant meetings with state and national leaders to promote its activities and enhance the reputation of the health system.
  • Responsible for adherence to accrediting and regulatory agency standards, policies, and procedures, including ethical conduct related to human subjects research.
  • Participates in the research training of clinical associates, residents, and fellows to promote innovative care and encourages collaborative research projects with clinical staff.
  • May oversee one or more residency or fellowship programs.
  • Responsible for all quality improvement efforts at ADMI.

Work is typically performed in a clinical and office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organizational 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. Additional competencies outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position


Master's Degree- (Required), Doctoral Degree- (Preferred)


Minimum of 5 years-Leadership (Required), Minimum of 7 years-Research (Required)


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

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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