Feb 19, 2019
Geisinger Health System seeks an outstanding behavioral scientist to serve as Staff Scientist for its newly-launched Applied Behavioral Insights (ABI) team. The ABI team was created to apply behavioral science methods to the design, implementation, and evaluation of “nudges”—lightweight behavioral interventions intended to improve outcomes and experiences for patients, providers, employees, and other stakeholders of Geisinger Health System. Geisinger is one of the country's largest integrated health systems, serving more than 3 million residents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As a learning healthcare system, Geisinger incorporates research into all aspects of medicine and healthcare delivery, aided by unparalleled access to electronic health records, insurance data, and other information.
The ideal candidate will have experience both in conducting original behavioral science research and in implementing research results within organizations. A Ph.D. in psychology, economics, decision sciences, marketing, management, or another relevant scholarly discipline is required, as are track records of publishing original empirical research, collaborating with others, and applying for research funding.
The Staff Scientist will report to Professors Michelle Meyer and Christopher Chabris, the founding Faculty Co-Directors of the ABI team. S/he will be based in Danville, Pennsylvania at the main campus and headquarters of Geisinger (although location is negotiable for an exceptional candidate) and will support Dr. Amir Goren, the ABI Program Director, in developing and executing the team's projects and operational capabilities, including taking lead on ABI projects as appropriate.
Dr. Goren: email@example.com
Professor Meyer: http://www.michellenmeyer.com
Professor Chabris: http://www.chabris.com
At a higher level, this position falls under the Steele Institute for Health Innovation. The Institute serves as the innovation “hub” for Geisinger Health System. The Institute's purpose is to support Geisinger innovators and lead the nation in building transformative, scalable, measurable, and sustainable solutions that improve healthcare delivery, patient experience, and costs. The Institute provides a nontraditional environment where bold, out-of-the-box thinking can flourish and where pioneering innovators can explore, define, and disseminate new models of healthcare.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, C.V. or resume, and two representative scholarly publications in a single email to Dr. Amir Goren, Program Director – Applied Behavioral Insights, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position may also be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Geisinger Health System is a large, integrated health services organization founded in 1915. Through its 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, the Geisinger Health Plan, and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central, and northeastern Pennsylvania, and in southern New Jersey. The system includes approximately 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, while Geisinger Health Plan serves 583,000 members throughout Pennsylvania and works with affiliates in Delaware and Maine. Research at Geisinger benefits from the system's 20+ years of electronic health records, its clinical data warehouse, and its rapidly growing biobank (more than 229,000 patient-participants consented for whole exome genetic sequencing, with over 92,000 exomes sequenced to date). Geisinger's main campus in Danville, PA, is located within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
A Ph.D. in psychology, economics, decision sciences, marketing, management, or any other relevant discipline is required
Graduate training in behavioral science research methods, including experimentation and multivariate data analysis
Minimum 2 years' post-doctoral experience managing behavioral or other research projects and supervising or otherwise collaborating actively in a team setting
Experience applying for research funding or other grant support
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Danville, PA, USA