Post Doctoral Fellow at University of South Carolina

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Columbia, South Carolina





Job Description:

Logo For Posting:



Posting Number:

RTF00144PO24


USC Market Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow


Link to USC Market Title:


https://uscjobs.sc.edu/titles/156385


Business Title (Internal Title):

Post Doctoral Fellow


Campus:

Columbia


Work County:

Richland


College/Division:

Arnold School of Public Health


Department:

ASPH Exercise Science


Advertised Salary Range:

$56,484 - Commensurate with experience


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:

Staff Research Grant (SRGP)


Basis :

12 months


Job Search Category:

Post-doctoral


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.


Inclusive Excellence 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.


South Carolina Retirement:

Yes


State Insurance Programs:

Yes


Annual Leave:

Yes


Sick Leave:

Yes


Advertised Job Summary:

The TecHealth Research Group is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow who will assist with several NIH or CDC funded behavioral technology-supported interventions targeting diet, physical activity, sedentary time, and weight loss in the Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participation in the implementation of behavioral clinical trials using novel frameworks such as the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), preparation of manuscripts and grant applications, data analysis, delivering scientific presentations at regional and national conferences, and other related tasks.


Required Education and Experience:

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.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- 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.


Job Duty:

Serve as lead or co-author on research publications for submission to, and publication in, esteemed peer-reviewed journals as it relates to dietary improvement, physical activity increase, weight loss.


Essential Function:

Yes


Percentage of Time:

25


Job Duty:

Analyze data, including physical activity accelerometry data, from datasets available to the Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab for the purpose of supporting development of research articles for publication and dissemination to community and clinical partners through presentations and electronic methods.


Essential Function:

Yes


Percentage of Time:

25


Job Duty:

Assist PI with supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students working on writing and conceptualizing grants, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and conference presentations from the data collected via the NIH or CDC funded studies.


Essential Function:

Yes


Percentage of Time:

25


Job Duty:

Assist PI with the development and training of research staff and with supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants on CDC and NIH protocols and applicable guidelines to ensure compliance with prescribed protocols. This is accomplished by distributing related materials and coordinating and leading virtual and in-person workshops.


Essential Function:

Yes


Percentage of Time:

25


Hazardous weather category:

Non-Essential


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.:

No


Number of Vacancies:

1


Desired Start Date:

07/01/2024


Position End Date :

06/30/2026


Job Open Date:

05/10/2024


Job Close Date:

06/24/2024


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 June 24, 2024.


Quicklink for Posting:


https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/167814


EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.


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