Available Positions


Assistant Scientist

Population Research, Sanford Research



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. 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 ResearchRecruitment@sanfordhealth.org, 2301 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, SD 57014. Address questions to Search Committee Chair: Dr. DenYelle Kenyon: denyelle.kenyon@sanfordhealth.org.