Research Project Coordinator

Columbia, SC
Aug 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00215PO17 Classification Title Project Coordinator Internal Title Research Project Coordinator Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Arnold School of Public Health Department Prevention Research Center Band 6 Advertised Minimum Salary $39,960 Advertised Salary Range $39,960-$50,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other

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.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The applied research project that this position will be involved with is focused on partnering with local soul food restaurants to deliver a dietary intervention aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease risk and promoting weight loss among African American adults. Two diets will be examined in the study: 1) traditional low-fat soul food diet and 2) plant-based (vegan) soul food diet.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master's degree in related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor's degree in related field and 3 years related experience.

Experience with health behavior, physical activity, or nutrition research is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Clinical/Research experience. Previous experience working with diverse populations.
Experience developing intervention and health promotion materials is preferred.


Knowledge of nutrition, particularly various therapeutic diets for weight loss and cardiovascular disease prevention. Ability to work as part of a research team, closely coordinate with community partners and staff, and time management are essential to this position. Ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and to work with minimal supervision.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and excellent time-management, communication, and organizational skills are required. Must have the ability to multi-task and work efficiently under time pressure while maintaining high quality of work. Must show careful attention to detail and ability to follow-through on assignments independently. Flexibility required because the work schedule may vary. Must have the ability to maintain poise and exercise good judgment at all times when interacting with the public. Excellent writing skills are required. Understanding of the need for research rigor, adherence to a research protocol, and strict attention to timelines and documentation are essential. She/he must be highly organized, professional, personable, flexible, and a team player. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 09/01/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 04/30/2022 Job Open Date 08/24/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree in related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor's degree in related field and 3 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents


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