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. Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana and China. Sanford Health includes 43 hospitals, 150 clinic locations and nearly 1,400 physicians in 80 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 27,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with T. Denny Sanford’s nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children’s clinics, multiple research centers, and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, visit

Associate Scientist/Scientist, Principal Investigator

The Population Health Group is the public health and social/behavioral science arm of Sanford Research. This group of researchers has considerable federal funding in community-based projects, with an emphasis in American Indian and rural population health.

Sanford Research looks to recruit an Associate Scientist/Scientist – similar to an Associate Professor or full Professor at a University, with eligibility for commensurate rank in the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota.  Candidates would have an existing research portfolio in population health who would also become the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, titled the Transdisciplinary Center for Population Health (TCPH). Ideal candidates will have previous experience with competitive grant funding in population health, managing large budgets, and mentoring early-career investigators to funding success. In addition, we prefer a candidate with experience in developing collaborations with various communities and institutional partners.

Significant institutional support, including space and state-of-the-art facilities, will be provided. In addition, a comprehensive compensation package will be tailored to the individual’s qualifications.

Application 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,