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Location: Sioux Falls, SC
Employer: Sanford Health
Position: Assistant Scientist
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Contact Name: Search Committee Chair: Dr. DenYelle Kenyon
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Posted: 12/16/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2250

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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, the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with a presence in 120 communities in eight states and three countries. 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. 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 a cancer epidemiology focus. Ideal candidates would possess strong expertise in biostatistics, including longitudinal analysis, generalized linear models, hierarchical models, spatial models, structural equation modeling, growth curve modeling, and study design. Faculty members 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.


Applicants should submit 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. Address materials to, 2301 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, SD 57014. Address questions to Search Committee Chair: Dr. DenYelle Kenyon:


Organizational Summary
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.
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