Sanford Health Staff Scientist - Environmental Influences on Health and Disease Group in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Staff Scientist | Environmental Influences on Health and Disease Group | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : BAACK LAB

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Performs 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. Must possess 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. Possesses ability to run complex pieces of equipment requiring advanced specialized training. Must possess knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. Must have 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. Required publications and funding upon appointment is minimal.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Baack lab is conducting studies in prenatal influences in cardiac development and metabolism using both animal model and human stem cell models. Ideal candidate will have experience working in a basic science lab. Specifically, the candidate should be skilled at basic scientific methods using cell culture, sterile technique, qPCR, Western Blot, tissue and cell staining/imaging. Prefer significant experience in stem cell isolation, culture and differentiation, cardiomyocyte and cardiac tissue analyses, bioenergetics assays (XF analyses), mitochondrial assays (quantification, isolation, imaging), and advanced microscopy including confocal live cell imaging. Must be proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Experience using PRISM, EndNote, Image J and IPA is beneficial. Candidate must be able to work both independently and as a team. Candidate needs to be detail oriented with good organizational, time management and documentation skills. Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a doctorate degree in a clinical, health, or life science field plus a minimum of three years post-doctoral experience in related subject field of study. Equivalent to Instructor. Management experience is highly recommended.

About Sanford Health:

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req16668