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Location: Sioux Falls, SC
Employer: Sanford Health
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
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Contact Name: Dr. Amy Elliott
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Posted: 12/16/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2251

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Sanford Research, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral traineeship in maternal-child health and child development in Sioux Falls, SD. Appointment is for 2 years, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress. This interdisciplinary experience emphasizes fetal exposures, physiology, American Indian health, community-based participatory research, and longitudinal assessment and analysis. This position will be involved in conducting analyses, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences. Trainees will also gain experience in grantsmanship, as well as research design, planning, and execution.  Dr. Amy Elliott’s lab studies the effect of prenatal and early childhood exposures on development.  All her work occurs through collaborations with investigators and communities across the United States, as well as in South Africa.  This post-doctoral fellowship position will be involved in the Safe Passage Study and Environmental Influences and Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Trainees will be responsible for writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences.

Applications are sought whose pre-doctoral training and subsequent experience include a strong concentration in the social behavioral sciences, such as epidemiology,
public health, psychology, family studies, sociology, or social work. Ideal candidates possess would expertise in multivariate statistics, including structural equation modeling and growth curve modeling, and experience in preparing research for publication in scholarly journals.

Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts, three (3) letters of reference with emphasis on the individual’s research promise, and samples of published and unpublished theoretical and empirical work. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Address questions to Dr. Amy Elliott at, Sanford Research, 2301 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, SD 57014.

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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