Physician – Director, Bassett Research Institute

Bassett Healthcare
Cooperstown, New York
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Oct 13, 2022

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Physician – Director, Bassett Research Institute

The Bassett Research Institute (BRI) at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY is seeking applicants to fill the position of Research Scientist and Director of the BRI.

Organization Description:
Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health care system that provides care and service to people living in an eight county region covering 5,600 square miles in Central New York.  The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, as well as skilled nursing facilities, community and school- based health centers, and health partners in related fields.  

The BRI is housed primarily at the Bassett Medical Center, the main campus of Bassett Healthcare Network (BHN), located in Cooperstown, NY. Research Scientists are involved in a range of projects to address the health problems of the largely rural population of central New York. The BRI also supports Bassett clinicians, residents and medical students in academic, intellectual and clinical research endeavors.

This is vibrant and sophisticated upstate community set in a bucolic lake front village affording four seasons of cultural and outdoor activity. An unparalleled and well-appointed community sport center.

Job Summary:
The BRI is involved in a range of projects to address the health problems of the largely rural population of central New York. The BRI also supports Bassett clinicians, residents and medical students in academic, intellectual and clinical research endeavors. 

The BRI provides a strong research infrastructure for its research scientists in the areas of biostatistics, study design, data management, research computing, project management, IRB review, OSP administration, and patient recruitment for clinical trials through the Center for Clinical Research. The BRI is currently embarking on an innovative mental health research path, called Center for Stress Health, with the goal of improving access, quality, equity and value of mental health services in our rural area.

Job Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate should possess a medical degree (MD) or PhD, with a minimum of 10 years of independent research experience with both historical and current federal or private funding of research projects as a Principal Investigator in clinical, mental health and/or public health research. We particularly encourage applicants with experience in addressing rural health disparities, rural health care services, and the social determinants of health. 
  • The candidate should have substantial experience on study sections in order to understand how grant proposals are evaluated and how the grant system works. 
  • The candidate should have demonstrated ability to build effective collaborations and collaborate productively with local agencies, state or regional entities and academic partners. S/he should have demonstrated ability and interest in effectively mentoring younger colleagues and strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. 
  • The selected candidate is expected to have a track record in conducting research in partnership with underserved populations i.e. rural and/or economically disadvantaged communities. 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and experience using Microsoft Office software (including Excel) is required. Experience with SAS, GIS software and mapping techniques is desirable.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Life Insurance and disability protections
  • Paid Malpractice
  • Retirement Benefits
  • CME time and money
  • Moving Allowance

For confidential consideration, please contact: 
Debra Ferrari, Medical Staff Recruiter  
Phone: 607-547-6982; Email: 
or visit our web site at

Bassett Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic redisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a  victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.


Bassett Healthcare Network is committed to helping the population we serve and our communities achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible. We accomplish this through an innovative and unique health care system that connects comprehensive care and services to people living throughout Central New York.  

The hub of our network is Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, which, in addition to traditional hospital-based care such as a birthing center and inpatient medical and surgical care, also offers sophisticated outpatient diagnostic and treatment capabilities.

The Bassett Medical Group is comprised of a full-time, salaried staff numbering more than 400 physicians and other advanced practice clinicians who provide primary and specialty care at the Bassett Clinic and staff Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. In the region, the Bassett Medical Group also staffs over two dozen community-based primary care centers throughout eight counties. Bassett’s school-based health centers across four counties provide medical, mental health and preventive dental care to children who might otherwise never have the chance to receive this care.

Our network also connects people in the region to a multitude of specialists who provide technical expertise and skills in areas typically found only in big cities. Many of these specialists travel to see patients at Bassett affiliated community hospitals as well as at specialty campuses in Herkimer, Oneonta, and Hartwick Seminary. The specialty services offered range from cardiology, cancer, and orthopedic care to ear, nose and throat, vascular care, dermatology, and more. In addition, a variety of outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures is available on these specialty campuses as a convenience to patients. Our clinicians and care teams in Cooperstown and in the region, in combination with the network’s community-based health centers, provide care to thousands of people every year.

As a teaching hospital and medical school campus affiliated with Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and through a nationally renowned Research Institute, Bassett is continually advancing its missions of patient care, teaching and research, always anticipating and developing to meet the evolving needs of the people and communities in the region we serve.

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