We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to be integrated into a biopharmaceutical healthcare program aimed at developing professionals to be leaders in population health, data transformation, health economics and customer relations for careers in either the biopharmaceutical industry, healthcare delivery system or payer. The goal of the program is to cultivate healthcare professionals with a deep knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities within these career settings and gain the skills necessary to translate innovative ideas to executable strategies. The Fellow will be responsible for helping to stimulate ideas, leading select partnership initiatives, and contributing and executing in areas such as advanced analytics, pharmacoeconomics, and clinical evidence generation for market access and healthcare re-engineering.The Fellow will gain visibility into the biopharmaceutical company through direct involvement in developing and implementing innovative solutions to improve patient care. The Fellow will work closely with clinical stakeholders to understand their needs and help identify opportunities for improvement in processes, projects, and activities within health care. Primary deliverables include routine presentations to stakeholders, management of meetings, deriving insights from data, and completion of reports of findings. The Fellow will have opportunity to present novel findings at national meetings and submit manuscripts for publication.The Fellow will report to the Director of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes.
Collaborates with clinicians, investigators and key staff, clinical and research personnel to understand key questions, develop strategies to address them, analyze data from EHR, claims and pharmacy dispensing systems and create presentations and reports to provide insights that align with the purposes of the biopharmaceutical partnership.
Leads a range of activities with key internal and external stakeholders.
Directs day-to-day projects/assignments.
Applies advanced research and engineering methodologies including epidemiology and statistics while analyzing Geisinger's longitudinal data assets (EHR, Imaging, Claims Data, genomics, etc.).
Transforms raw EHR, claims and other data into useful information for inference and decision making by the biopharmaceutical company and for use by Geisinger.
Translates discoveries into practical findings and implementable solutions using Geisinger as a national laboratory for healthcare innovation.
Contributes to learnings as a subject matter expert, data scientist, patient engagement specialist or other applicable role based on experience.
Develops work plans for discrete projects and program / multi-project initiatives.
Works with project accountable leaders to manage the work to meet project milestones through application of project management discipline, consistent follow through, relationship management and creative organizational problem solving.
Consistently meets or exceeds project outcome targets and reaches stretch goals frequently through consistent follow-through, creative problem solving, removing barriers and tenacious focus on results.
Leverages extensive operational and/or clinical experience to resolve difficult opportunities.
Assesses the local stakeholder environments and works with project sponsors and leaders to build the support and will to address opportunities among innovation staff, providers and leaders.
Establishes and manages relationships to achieve transformational change with staff, providers and leaders.
Successfully operationalizes project ownership and accountability.
Collaborates effectively with staff such as data analysts and research staff.
Conducts research related to specific project or initiative.
Gathers, summarizes, records and interprets data obtained from research projects and initiatives.
Plans subsequent work with review and approval of principal scientist and investigator.
Develops research protocols.
May instruct or train others in area of expertise.
May present research results at internal and external scientific venues.
Serves on committees as necessary.
Contributes to scholarly presentations or publications as applicable.
Interprets and follow policies and guidelines to define procedures and meet goals and deadlines.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization 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.
Preferred Competencies Include:
Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: data science (e.g., competency in SAS, python, or R), data visualization, epidemiology, statistics, healthcare operations, biopharmaceutical industry (e.g., market access, clinical trials, medical affairs, RWE), informatics, behavioral science, and patient engagement.
Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of pharmacy, research and innovation purposes within the organization.
Passion for healthcare transformation and innovation as a means to increase quality of care and improve efficiency of healthcare delivery methods.
Ability to effectively communicate with team members within Geisinger and outside companies including senior management, peers, and clinical partners.
Demonstrated ability to engage with a cross-functional team.
Demonstrated ability to independently lead projects and to provide discipline-specific scientific expertise.
Excellent analytic, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills required.
Doctoral Degree- (Required)
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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family 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. 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.
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.
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.