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Sanford Health Post Doctoral Fellow in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

This position within the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Francis will seek to define the cellular and functional consequences of lipid metabolism on cell fate and function, with an emphasis on rare pediatric diseases. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize a wide range of experimental approaches, including human iPSC-models, multielectrode array recordings, single cell RNA sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, transgenic mouse models, high content drug screens, and live-cell imaging studies to answer novel questions regarding the role of lipid species. Candidates with expertise in human iPSCs or other stem cell models, genome editing, and/or cell biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Broad experience in neurobiology and molecular biology is also desirable.

Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD fosters a dynamic and collegial work environment with both basic and clinical research programs. Excellent laboratory space, facilities, and state-of-the art equipment are available on-site. Collaborative relationships with other leading research and clinical institutions, such as Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Mayo Clinic, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the NIH intramural program are also established.

Job Summary

Post Doctoral Fellow will perform independent scientific research including complex laboratory testing, experiments and analysis following established protocols. Designs and develops research objectives for experimentation. Analyzes and evaluates findings. Assists in completion of grant applications and other regulatory documents. Writes technical summaries and co-authors articles for publication. Prepares and makes formal presentations of research results.

Typically works under broad direction of principal investigator. High level of knowledge in scientific research processes, procedures, and objectives. Possesses ability to implement experiments in the subject discipline with the ability to trouble shoot issues. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline required.

Teach principles and techniques of medical and laboratory procedures to junior individuals working in the lab. Possesses ability to run complex pieces of equipment requiring advanced specialized training. Possesses knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. Significant experience in analyzing and evaluating 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. Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.


Requires a doctorate degree in a clinical, health, or life science field.

Management experience is highly recommended. Selected from national applicant pool or known to be nationally competitive.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Research
Req Number: R-48842
Featured: No