Employment Type EMPLOYEE
Job ID 35560
Location: Center for Health Research
Work Schedule: Days
Work Type: FULL TIME
This training position provides opportunity for growth and development as an independent investigator. The trainee will conduct specific research projects under the supervision of Kidney Health Research Institute Investigators and provide intellectual and technical resources to the research program.
Geisinger Kidney Health Research Institute (KHRI) is dedicated to decreasing the burden of kidney disease through a clinic-based, patient-oriented research program in a learning healthcare system environment, leveraging several system-level assets at Geisinger. Several key features of research at the KHRI are: patient-reported data collection, a comprehensive enterprise-level data warehouse (electronic health record data since 1996), claims data through Geisinger Health Plan, genetic information with biobanked blood samples via a system-wide initiative (more than 100,000 participants in MyCode), and a stable population (1% annual out-migration rate) allowing for robust longitudinal studies. KHRI includes a team of 3 clinical investigators (Dr. Alexander Chang, Dr. Jamie Green, and Dr. Kevin Ho) supported by a full-time biostatistician, project manager, and research assistant. KHRI investigators have active funding from the NIH and PCORI and well-established collaborations with investigators at Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Columbia.
Directly accountable to Kidney Health Research Institute Investigator(s).
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
** 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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Advanced Degree (PhD or MD).
- Previous experience in nephrology is desirable.
- Research interest in bioinformatics, genetics, information technology, epidemiology, renal cardio metabolic disease, and/or patient education preferred.
- Previous experience with bioinformatics, statistics, or clinical microbiology is desirable.