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Penn State Health Staff Physician - Vice Chair for Research in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Harrisburg

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Recruiter: Please contact Greg Emerick at for additional information

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine is the oldest academic Family Medicine Department in the country. We are located in Hershey, PA and play an essential role in all of the missions of an academic health center. There are over 100 faculty spread across three geographic locations of Hershey, State College, and Reading.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is searching for a mid-level or senior researcher at the Associate or Full Professor level to lead the department's research efforts. The position is open to physician scientists and doctoral level trained candidates with a research focus linked to primary care. The Vice Chair position includes an endowment, moving expenses, start-up package, and signing bonus. There is an option to include staff and faculty collaborators in the recruitment package. This is a tenure track faculty position.

In addition to continuing their own research interests, the candidate will expand the research portfolio of the department, mentor junior faculty and lead the Penn State Ambulatory Research Network. The position will include a research start-up package and resources to recruit up to five research faculty. The Department has research expertise in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, Diabetes Type I and II, Health Services Research, Behavioral Health, Obesity/Nutrition, Practice Transformation, Obstetrics, Chronic Disease, Community Outreach and Sports Medicine.

The Department has senior research faculty available for mentoring, dedicated core research support staff, and a community-based research network, including grant writers, IT support, and marketing assistance. The candidate will collaborate on research efforts with the Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State Cancer Institute, and the Penn State Institute for Personalized Medicine. Access to a biostatistician and quality research experts is also available. There are many opportunities to collaborate with research experts across the many campuses of Penn State University.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mack Ruffin, MD, Department Chair for Family and Community Medicine at or by phone at 717-531-8187.

About Penn State Health:

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 14,000 people systemwide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center , Penn State Children's Hospital , and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and more than 2,000 physicians and direct care providers at more than 100 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital , Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute . In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine , the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $90 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non bargained