Staff Scientist – Applied Behavioral Insights, Geisinger Health (Full-time) 2019-05-28T01:13:52+00:00

Job description:

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:

Professor Meyer:

Professor Chabris:

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.



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 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.