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Sanford Health Research Development Partner - Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Research Development Partner | Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Research Operations

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Demonstrates organization, efficiency, and strong communication skills to coordinate between Sanford Research and other entities and organizations. Oversees building partnerships for Sanford Research. Acts as primary liaison for on-going relationship development with existing non-Sanford partners within the Research initiatives. Develops and fosters new relationships with non-Sanford organizations to expand offerings and encourage growth for Research initiatives.

Maintains thorough knowledge of the business' current and future directions. Collaborates and communicates successfully with other entities outside of Sanford and Sanford Research. Assists in identifying potential business opportunities and develops strategies for these opportunities. Collaborates with innovation, commercialization and development departments.

Responsible for new and external business development, client retention, relationship development and business development management activities, including market research, marketing, forecasting and reporting. Facilitate collaboration to develop and implement the strategic plan for the initiative.

Works with other staff members to develop a greater understanding of the business and any issues that arise.

Collects, analyzes and utilizes data and feedback to identify opportunities to improve the relationship between research and other entities. Compiles reports about market developments, particular incidents, events, or updates about important issues for the research initiatives and potential expansion areas. Proactively solves conflicts and addresses issues that could occur between research and the other entity. Promptly responds to incidents and other events as necessary.

Acts as a positive representation of research to the community. Demonstrates a customer-orientated attitude. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships. Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems. Capability to negotiate with and influence others. Mathematically able to analyze and distill data and create necessary reports and updates. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high pressure environment.


Provides customer focused vision, strategy and leadership that exceeds customer expectations. Plays a leading role in defining service levels and expectations for a major client group. Monitors the industry for new tools and techniques in assuring accuracy. Handles multiple initiatives at the same time and integrates them into a comprehensive plan. Establishes shared goals to foster collaboration. Designs and orchestrates the use of business analytics for strategic decision making. Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language.



Master's degree in applicable field required.

Minimum of seven years of business development, management or research-related experience required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD12454