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Post Doctoral Fellow

University of South Carolina

Job Description

Posting Summary
Posting Number STA00136PO23
Job Family Research
Job Function Research
USC Market Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Level R1 - Research
Internal Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division Arnold School of Public Health
Department ASPH Exercise Science
State Pay Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $56,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
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 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
TecHealth Research Group is in search of a Post-Doctoral Fellow who will assist with several NIH- or CDC-funded projects focusing on improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing sedentary time among populations with arthritis and knee replacement.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a closely-related social science/Public Health field. ABD applicants are welcome to apply. Selected candidate must provide evidence of completion of all degree requirements prior to employment start date.
Preferred Qualifications
- Demonstrate excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills
- Ability to work as a team and independently
- Able to complete basic data reduction and statistical analyses
- Familiar with behavioral or technology-supported interventions and/or physical activity assessment
- Ability to articulate ideas and demonstrate a willingness to bring creative and new ideas to the team.
- Ensure timely completion of all required CITI Human Subjects and Good Clinical Practice Training

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 04/03/2023
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 04/02/2023
Job Open Date 02/09/2023
Job Close Date 03/26/2023
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 March 26, 2023.
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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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