Assistant Scientist & Postdoctoral Fellows – Population Health

Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Salary commensurate with education and experience, plus benefits
September 29 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research invites applications for Assistant Scientist level faculty positions within Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD. Sanford Research is the non-profit research branch under Sanford Health. Founded in 2006, the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research (CHOPR) is the public health and social/behavioral sciences arm of Sanford Research.  CHOPR has considerable federal funding, with projects focused in maternal-child, American Indian, and rural population health.

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with a PhD in public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography, sociology, psychology, or a health-related field. We are looking for both Postdoctoral Fellows and Assistant Scientist applicants. Postdoctoral Fellows would be working with a faculty member on projects in maternal-child health, child development, environmental exposures, higher education policy, American Indian education, or social network modeling. Fellows will be involved in data collection and analysis, grantwriting, and developing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, project reports, and presentations to academic and community audiences. Fellows will also have the opportunity to be directly involved in community-based research, from inception of the project idea to dissemination of study results. Assistant Scientist faculty members are expected to develop and lead a portfolio of research focused on aspects of population health. This requires seeking external funding and publishing in scholarly journals. There is a particular interest in candidates with an American Indian population research focus. Ideal candidates would possess strong expertise in methodology, including longitudinal analysis and study design. Fellows and faculty are expected to work both independently and as part of collaborative, interdisciplinary teams and hold excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidates will have demonstrated evidence of potential in research and publication. 

When applying please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and contact information for three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have any questions regarding the position or application please contact Dr. Amy Elliott at   If you would like more information on our Population Health group you can read more at: