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Post Doctoral Fellow
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 07/01/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number STA00556PO21
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division Arnold School of Public Health
Department ASPH Prevention Research Center
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $50,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary
The job entails applying dissemination and implementation science methodology to research, writing manuscripts, and assisting with grant applications. The applicant will gain experience and assist with clinical trial research, intervention trial management, grant writing, and the development of writing and analysis skills. Responsibilities include study and personnel management, execution, and management of the clinical trial; data collection, data analysis, preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and manuscript and grant preparation. 
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
A PhD/DrPH/ScD in public health, behavioral science, nutrition, psychology, exercise science, or a related field or equivalent degrees.
Preferred Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in public health, behavioral science, nutrition, psychology, exercise science, or a related field or equivalent degrees. An established track record of original, first-author, publications is strongly desired. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative research skills, experience in analysis of data, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.


Preference will be given to individuals with the following skills and/or experiences:
• Experience with and training in Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Interests in community-based interventions and process evaluation
• Interests in nutrition, mobile health, social networks, health disparities, and working with diverse populations
• Creative and self-motivated
• Strong first-author publication record
• Demonstration of grant writing experience
• Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2021
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 08/15/2022
Job Open Date 06/29/2021
Job Close Date 07/15/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. 
We are only accepting applications submitted by July 15, 2021
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EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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