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Post Doctoral Fellow BDHSC-CHQ
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 04/17/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number STA00270PO21
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Post Doctoral Fellow BDHSC-CHQ
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division Arnold School of Public Health
Department ASPH Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $41,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule

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 qualified candidates will be expected to participate in funded Big Data projects in HIV and COVID-19 research. The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellows may include, but are not limited to, literature review, data management and analysis, preparation of manuscripts, grant writing, and other related tasks. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with long-term interest in a research career in an academic setti

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

The applicants must have a doctoral degree in a health data-related field (e.g., public health, statistics, biostatistics, data science, or quantitative psychology), by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous research experiences in HIV, COVID-19, or data analytics are preferred.


big data analysis (including artificial intelligence and machine learning), quantitative methodology, strong analytic skills, ability to take initiative and work independently, high standard of work ethic, effective oral and written communication skills, and proficiency in analysis software including SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, and Python.

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

Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 04/16/2021
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 03/15/2021
Job Open Date 04/15/2021
Job Close Date 05/30/2021
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 May 30, 2021

Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/96079
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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