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Job Title: Assistant Scientist at Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research
Job Number: req2874
Organization: Sanford Health
Posted: 5/2/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Sioux Falls,  SD    USA
Position Description: The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research at Sanford Research is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist to lead the Center’s Evaluation Core. This position will be expected to lead evaluation projects in a wide array of public health areas, including maternal-child health, adolescent health, and family health. This includes (but is not limited to) assisting in grant development, conducting quantitative data analysis, and providing input on quality assurance to partners. In addition, this individual will be expected to support the evaluation of projects funded by internal faculty members of the Center. Finally, this individual will be in charge of promoting evaluation and methodology services of our Center, including creating a business plan, meeting with potential internal and external partners, and being the go-to person for evaluation requests. We expect that this person will lead a team of up to two Research Associates.

Background on the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research (CHOPR) specializes in population, translational, and clinical research, as well as in the design and methodology surrounding such studies. Our faculty have a broad range of expertise, specializing in public health, medicine, psychology, pediatrics, epidemiology, nutrition, and biostatistics. A number of our research studies involve engagement and partnerships with American Indian communities and community-based organizations. As a center, we are committed to improving health through education and research in prevention and health outcomes in our local communities and the population at large. CHOPR’s Evaluation Core is focused on advising and managing evaluation requirements for research and service projects. This includes conducting process and outcome evaluations via qualitative and quantitative methods.

Qualifications: Applications are sought whose doctoral training and subsequent experience include a strong concentration in the social behavioral sciences, such as public health, psychology, family studies, sociology, or social work. Must possess knowledge of modern research methods, data collection, and analysis. Must have significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data, particularly quantitative data. General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, and analytical skills. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a research group or team.

Organization Description: 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 28,000 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. For more information, visit

Sanford Health is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: 8/2/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Amanda Estrada,  Assistant Scientist at Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research
Contact Location: 2200 E Benson Rd

Sioux Falls   SD  57104
Contact Location: 2200 E Benson Rd
  Sioux Falls   SD  57104
Contact Phone: 605-312-9155 
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How to Apply: Apply at falls-sd/assistant-research-scientist-center- for-health-outcomes- research/CBFAFC1971FD4BB0A8DCCEC17617D14A/job /

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