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Post Doctoral Fellow

Sanford Health

Job Description

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Sanford Center Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA

Shift: Day

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40. 00

Department Details

NIH grant funded postdoctoral fellow position that will help increase productivity and outcome in the lab.

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.

A NIH grant funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Chandrasekar lab at Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Chandrasekar lab investigates the role of myosin motor proteins and the actin cytoskeleton in cellular transport pathways and epithelial transport associated kidney disease. We use conditional knockout animal models and epithelial cell culture methods and combine it with advanced imaging techniques (light microscopy, electron microscopy and 3D reconstruction) to address some fundamental questions in cell biology and kidney biology. We utilize tools and techniques developed in the lab to reveal organelle structure, function, and physiology from both in vitro (kidney epithelial cell culture) and in vivo (whole kidney) perspectives.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills who will enjoy doing science with a passionate, fun loving team members. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or related field, with some experience in mouse models, biochemistry, and microscopy. The position should be of interest to young scientists who want to apply cutting edge microscopy techniques and mouse genetics to study basic cell and kidney biology and relate the findings to human disease.

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, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

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 talent@sanfordhealth.org .

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.

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