Job description

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

We seek outstanding scientists with research programs that focus on healthcare delivery and/or population health research in areas including areas such as healthcare IT, healthcare economics, and evidence-based practices an intervention. Successful candidates will build upon, enhance, and complement our existing infrastructure in accessing and utilizing healthcare data https://research.sanfordhealth.org/services/core-facilities/data-exchange-core, a common data model, and behavioral economics https://research.sanfordhealth.org/services/core-facilities/behavioral-economics-core.


Faculty applicants should hold a terminal degree in their field (such as MPH, MD, PhD), have a strong research track, and complement the existing strengths and the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of Sanford Research. Physician Scientists are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be expected to develop independent research programs and secure extramural funding.


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 specific details on the relevance of their research to behavioral science and population health, and 3) three letters of recommendation. Submit materials via email to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org.

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About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,525 physicians, over 215,000 Sanford Health Plan members, and more than 230 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries.

Sanford Research is the research arm of Sanford Health, one of the largest rural integrated health care systems in the nation. This makes Sanford Research uniquely structured to facilitate basic, translational, clinical, and population health research across the upper Midwest and the entire Sanford Health network.

Faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and unique resources. New staff will join a team with a well-established infrastructure in basic, translational, and behavioral sciences research and strong faculty mentorship. Sanford Research has a long history of successful extramural funding and receives substantial NIH funding. Currently, we have three NIH-funded Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) with focuses in pediatric, cancer, and population health research.

Innovation, discovery and passion drive our talented scientists, who are dedicated to finding cures, eradicating disease and improving the lives of people around the world through scientific breakthroughs.