FACULTY POSITION AT ALL LEVELS EDITH SANFORD BREAST CANCER AND CENTER FOR HEALTH OUTCOMES & PREVENTION RESEARCH The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer & Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research (CHOPR; Sioux Falls) invites applications from researchers for a full time faculty position at the rank of Associate Scientist, Scientist, and Senior Scientist with commensurate rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor within Sanford Research/USD (http://www.sanfordresearch.org/) and of the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota. This position will be housed amongst groups with a strong base of internal and external funding. In 2006, a historic $400 million gift by philanthropist Denny Sanford has allowed for expansion of Sanford Research/USD and dynamic development of programs. Edith Sanford Breast Cancer is pursuing cutting-edge translational genomic research to identify specific treatments that will work best for each person, prevent the disease on an individual basis and ultimately eradicate breast cancer. CHOPR was recently awarded $13.5 million from the National Institutes of Minority Health and Disparities to form the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health. This collaborative center includes Tribal communities and health researchers, from multiple disciplines, to work together in the development of cutting-edge transdisciplinary research that will address the significant health disparities experience by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.
We seek outstanding scientists with research programs that contribute to the understanding and prevention of breast cancer health disparities. We seek scientists that embrace a team approach to science and will work closely with communities, clinics and hospitals. Successful candidates will have PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree in epidemiology, genomics, public health, social/behavioral science or medicine and will join the energetic and collegial research community at Sanford Research/USD. A successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to sustain an independent research program and to present evidence of a program of active research (through scholarly publications, grant applications and funding awards as an independent investigator) in the area of primary or secondary prevention relevant to the health of populations, communities, social networks, families and/or individuals. Candidates will be expected to complement the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the growing Edith Sanford Breast Cancer and CHOPR and promote translational research across the Sanford System.
Significant institutional support including personnel will be provided. In addition, a comprehensive compensation package will be tailored to the individual's qualifications. Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, description of research experience and future plans, and at least three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to:
Amy J. Elliott, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Outcomes & Prevention Research
2301 E. 60th Street North Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Telephone: 605-312-6200 FAX: 605-312-6301
About 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 Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico. Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and nearly 1,200 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 25,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with 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 the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer.