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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA01539PO22
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division Arnold School of Public Health
Department ASPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

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

About University of South Carolina
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
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.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

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

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary
The Nolan laboratory is seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects. Your work will contribute to the development of inflammatory, innate, and adaptive host immune response to complex pathogen scenario investigations. The Nolan laboratory is home to $9 million in current funding, which supports three full-time staff, four post-doctoral scientists, eight graduate trainees, and six undergraduate students. The Nolan laboratory performs translational infectious disease research ranging from clinical surveillance to biomedical molecular studies. The Nolan laboratory actively engages with transdisciplinary faculty at the School of Medicine, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Nursing and College Arts and Sciences. Current projects include pathogen diagnostic development for infectious health disparities, novel vector-borne pathogen discovery, and immunogenomic interactions in complex biological systems. Study sites and foreign collaborators include University of South Carolina state-wide university system, Universidad de Antioquia- Boyacá, Columbia, Universidad de El Salvador-San Salvador, El Salvador, and Universidade Federal Do Acre Campus Floresta- Cruzeiro do Sol, Brazil. In summary, the Nolan lab offers exposure to a variety of faculty experts and participation in several active on-going projects.
Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, this individual will serve as a Postdoctoral Scientist for the CDC
grant-funded project “South Carolina’s Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities” for the purpose of answering fundamental clinically relevant immunologic and host genetic questions associated with severe COVID-19 disease and associated health disparities. This postdoctoral position offers highly competitive pay and professional development support. The position is available for minimum of 18 months with a potential 6-, 12- or 18-month extension. This position will work within a state-of-the art BSL-2 laboratory facility and might include BSL-3 laboratory study work, as warranted.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
The position requires a PhD in a field closely related to immunobiology or life science related fields by the start date of employement, with expertise in executing multiplex flow cytometry studies on Luminex 100/200 system or similar equipment.
Preferred Qualifications
• Self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.
• Excellent communicator (oral and written) with strong presentation and publication records.
• Proficient in data analysis and reporting
• Expertise in designing and performing ex vivo studies
• Ability to take initiative and work without oversight
• Understanding of flow cytometry and multiplex gene expression analysis

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

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

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 12/01/2022
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 10/26/2022
Job Close Date 12/10/2022
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 December 10, 2022.

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/131065
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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