Research Specialist II

Columbia, SC
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00499PO17 Classification Title Research Specialist II Internal Title Research Specialist II Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Nursing Department College of Nursing Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $36,204 Advertised Salary Range $18,102 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Part Time Hours per week 20 Work Schedule 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

Provides research support for “Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance Among Cancer Survivors.” Primarily assisting the intervention coordinator and research assistant with daily and weekly tasks associated with participant recruitment and intervention delivery.

Provides assistance with reviewing participant and coach telephone calls to ensure participant safety; assist with coach training sessions; data entry, sending feedback reports to study participants and programming text/e-mail messages to be sent for the Reach Plus Message group.

Provides assistance with telephone eligibility screens; making follow-up calls with participants; entering audit data into the study database; sending medical authorization forms to participant's physicians, assist with participant recruitment.

Assists with recruitment and training; other related research duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master's degree in a related field and 1 year related research experience, or bachelor's degree in a related field and 3 years related research experience; or high school diploma and 7 years related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred in psychology, exercise science, public health, counseling, social work, or nursing. Prior experience working with cancer patients. Research experience with physical activity promotion is essential.


Experience with recruitment and collection of data from research participants. Proficient computer skills with Microsoft office programs. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire, lead and work effectively with diverse groups. Ability to work and contribute as a team member, plan, coordinate and implement diverse administrative functions, establish and maintain effective working relationships, and communicate effectively.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 11/14/2017 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 a master's degree in a related field and 1-year related research experience, or bachelor's degree in a related field and 3 years related research experience; or a high school diploma and 7 years related research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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


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