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Sanford Health Post Doctoral Fellow - Kareta Lab in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow | Kareta Lab | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Genetics & Genomics-Indirect - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


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.

The Kareta Laboratory at Sanford Researchis currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join our laboratory to perform cutting-edge research into cancer dynamics and the tumor microenvironment. We are seeking an individual who has recently completed their PhD and has an expertise in cancer biology and genomics. Exceptional candidates will have experience in tissue culture, mouse models, lung cancer, genomics, bioinformatics, and a publication record that reflects a meaningful series of contributions to the scientific community.

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.


Responds to shifting priorities while maintaining progress of regularly scheduled work. Approaches a complex problem by breaking it down into its component parts. Demonstrates experience engendering collaborative processes that lead to problem solving and the achievement of business goals. Processes large quantities of detailed information with high levels of accuracy. Makes sound recommendations when faced with complex and contradictory alternatives. Promotes an organizational culture that balances individual initiative and team collaboration and sharing of successes. Establishes critical processes and their controls. Documents plans with clear objectives, action steps, accountabilities, resource requirements and timelines. Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate. Incorporates data from multiple Office files into a single, complex document. Demonstrates an ability to adapt to continuous change in work demands. Selects and applies appropriate supplies and equipment for a research study. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Participates in delivery of training via various methods for existing lesson plans.


The Kareta Lab is interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms that establish cellular identity, and the changes in cell identity that occur in tumor initiation and growth. To that end we undertake a multitude of investigations that focus on cancer biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics, all while developing novel tools and systems to further our understanding of cell fate regulation. We are a multidisciplinary team that fosters collaboration within the lab and with many other labs here at Sanford Research and outside institutions to drive our investigations forward. We foster an environment of mentored independence and creativity so that each lab member can ultimately contribute to our field and the community at large, and to fulfill their own career goals.


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.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD12456