JOB TITLE: Post Doctoral Fellow in Cardiovascular Epidemiology using Electronic Medical Records
LOCATION: Center for Health Research
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Geisinger Health System is seeking candidates for post-doctoral research fellowships in cardiovascular epidemiology using electronic medical records.
The current opportunity is sponsored by Dr. Brent Williams, a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research. Dr. Williams’ research program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology leverages Geisinger’s large and ever-growing EMR data repository. Study patients are drawn from a pool of over 500,000 patients who have received primary care and other health services through Geisinger over the last 20+ years. This patient population has been followed through Geisinger’s EMR for an average of 12.7 years and serves as the primary data source for many longitudinal epidemiologic studies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Provide support to projects within a developing cardiovascular disease epidemiology research program
(2) Lead or participate in ongoing funded projects in atrial fibrillation, diabetes, heart failure, percutaneous coronary intervention, peripheral artery disease, and others, leading to presentation at national meetings and authorship on peer-reviewed publications.
(3) Provide epidemiologic study design and data analysis support to clinical researchers in cardiology leading to authorship on peer-reviewed publications
(4) Write grant proposals to both federal and industry funding sources.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNCTION-Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the research and development (R&D) function within an organization.
RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION-Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools and techniques for producing well-written, meaningful and usable documentation of research findings.
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH-Knowledge of and the ability to use numerical methods to compile information about a given situation or condition.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH-Knowledge of and ability to gain insights concerning attitudes, beliefs, motivations and behaviors related to organization's products and services.
REFERENCE CONTENT-Knowledge of and ability to create reference content, such as tables of contents, indexes, glossaries and technical abstracts of research documents.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS-Knowledge of and ability to locate, interpret and evaluate research findings compiled and documented by others and the use of this material to support empirical research.
OBTAINED FUNDING-Demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The applicant will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or equivalent area, or an MD degree with appropriate research training.
Experience in cardiovascular disease epidemiology is particularly desirable.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is usually performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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.
HENRY HOOD CENTER FOR HEALTH RESEARCH (HHCHR):
Located on Geisinger Medical Center’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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.
** 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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