Associate Scientist/Scientist, Principal Investigator Population Research, Sanford Research

Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
June 21 2018
DenYelle Kenyon
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Associate Scientist/Scientist, Principal Investigator Population Research, Sanford Research

The Population Health Group within Sanford Research invites applications for an Associate Scientist/Scientist, Principal Investigator within Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD. Sanford Research is the non-profit research branch under Sanford Health.

As the public health and social/behavioral science arm  of Sanford Research the Population Health Group (approximately 25 people) is comprised of investigators with considerable federal funding for over 10 years for community-based research projects, with an emphasis in American Indian and rural population health. Sanford Research looks to recruit an Associate Scientist/Scientist (equivalent to Associate Professor/Professor), with eligibility for commensurate rank within the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota. Ideal candidates will have an existing research portfolio in population health, health disparities, or a similar field of study. The candidate will also become the Principal Investigator of a new NIH-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) program development grant, titled the Transdisciplinary Center for Population Health (TCPH). In this role the candidate will mentor junior faculty, oversee relevant scientific cores, and utilize the CoBRE and institutional resources to grow and sustain the Center. This candidate would also have the opportunity to engage in translational health services research leveraging Sanford’s integrated data warehouse (clinical and claims data) to inform healthcare delivery. Ideal candidates will have a strong record of independent investigator- initiated grant funding and ideally program grant funding in population health (or a similar field), managing large budgets, mentoring early-career investigators to funding success, and experience in developing collaborations with various communities and institutional partners.

Significant institutional support includes:

  • Comprehensive compensation package will be tailored to the individual's qualifications
  • Space and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Access to integrated healthcare date
  • Opportunity to recruit multiple new faculty (2-6) over time to build/expand the Center as current project leaders graduate from the CoBRE Program


Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative  Action Employer. Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: 1) a cover letter that outlines qualifications, including previous mentoring experiences, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a statement of research interests and future research plans with specific details on the relevance of their research to population health. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Address materials and questions to Search Committee Chair: Dr. DenYelle Kenyon, 2301 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, SD 57014,

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