Responsible for conducting research in genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, quantitative genomics to explore the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of obesity and related cardiometabolic diseases by leveraging extensive, existing genetic resources linked to phenotypic data derived from longitudinal electronic health records. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a specific topic of interest within the research program and will have multiple opportunities for career development by assisting in the performance of analyses, drafting of grants, present research at national meetings, and drafting of abstracts and papers for the dissemination of research findings.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
• Demonstrates extensive knowledge base in genetic epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, quantitative genomics or related field.
• Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology and research data collection.
• Demonstrates expertise in statistical/bioinformatics software relevant to genomic data analysis and integration of a wide-range of data types.
• Demonstrates strong teamwork skills and the ability to work effectively in a group environment.
• Demonstrates exceptional organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
• Demonstrates competence in written, oral, and electronic communication skills
(interpersonal/communication and technological effectiveness competencies).
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. in epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, quantitative genomics, genetics or related field with appropriate bioinformatics/statistical genetics background required.
1) Previous peer reviewed publications; 2) experience with programming, database management, and analysis software (R, PLINK, Python, SQL, STATA, Linux shell, DNAnexus, etc); 3) Familiar with publicly available data resources (NCBI, Ensembl, ClinVar, UCSC, WGSA, dbGAP, UKBiobank, EXAC, etc.)
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in 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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.