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Sanford Health Director, Healthcare Delivery Sciences | Sanford Research in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Research
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 120 8th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Sanford Research is seeking to identify a leader to establish a Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences that will perform cutting-edge research in areas including healthcare economics, healthcare delivery, health services research, access and intervention, implementation science, epidemiology, rural health, health disparities, and prevention science. Sanford Research is a non-profit research institute that is part of Sanford Health, one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, dedicated to the integrated delivery of healthcare, genomic medicine, senior care and services, affordable health insurance and research. With a team of more than 250 researchers, Sanford Research ( supports basic, translational and clinical research in diverse areas including: Pediatrics and Rare Diseases, Cancer Biology & Immunotherapies, Cellular Therapies & Stem Cell Biology, Behavioral Sciences, Diabetes, Genetics & Genomics, Enabling Technologies, and Environmental Influences on Health and Disease.

We seek an outstanding scientist with an active and established research program and expertise in the healthcare delivery sciences. The candidate will be expected to recruit relevant faculty to establish a Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences that will integrate within the existing culture and infrastructure of Sanford Research. Candidates will be expected to maintain an independent research program, obtain extramural funding, recruit and mentor faculty, and serve in a leadership role within Sanford Research. A competitive compensation, benefits and startup package will be tailored to the candidate’s qualifications. The candidate will become faculty at the rank of Scientist within Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD, with commensurate rank of Professor at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Works with executive-level management to design and implement research plans and strategies. Establishes effective communications with executives and managers to ensure that departmental needs are met. Provides research expertise. Directs one or more Project Managers. Responsible for resource allocation, including budget and personnel. Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.


Applicants should hold a PhD, MD, DO, or DrPH degree and complement the existing strengths and interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of Sanford Research. The ideal candidate will have a national and international reputation in their field and a minimum of 10 years of independent research experience with both historical and current federal funding of research projects as a Principal Investigator.


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 .

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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-46357
Featured: No