Associate Scientist/Scientist Population Health Group, Sanford Research

Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
September 13 2018
Health Sciences
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Associate Scientist/Scientist Population Health Group, Sanford Research

The Population Health Group at Sanford Research invites applications for full-time faculty at the rank of Associate Scientist or Scientist within Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD, with commensurate rank of Associate Professor or Professor  at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Sanford Research is the non-profit research branch under Sanford Health.

The Population Health Group is comprised of investigators focused on public health, epidemiology, and population health with a strong emphasis on American Indian and rural population health. Ideal candidates will have an existing research portfolio in population health, health disparities, or a similar field of study. Additionally, the candidate will become the Principal Investigator of a currently funded NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) grant. The candidate will mentor junior faculty, oversee relevant scientific cores, and utilize the CoBRE and institutional resources to grow and sustain the Center, including recruitment of several new investigators during the tenure of the grant. 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. Significant institutional support, including modern laboratory space and state-of- the-art facilities will be provided. A comprehensive benefits package will be tailored to the candidate’s qualifications.

Qualifications Applicants should hold a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree and complement the existing strengths and interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of Sanford Research. Physician Scientists are encouraged to apply. 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.

Application Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: 1) detailed curriculum vitae, 2) description of research experience and future research plans with details on relevance of their research to population health (or related topic), and 3) three letters of recommendation. If any of the information above is missing, the submission will not be considered. Submit materials via email to:

019036-00774 8/18