Research Associate

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Logo Posting Number STA00322PO19 Classification Title Research Associate Internal Title Research Associate 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 $40,000 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 Other Professional 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.

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 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

A research associate position is open in the Office for the Study of Aging at the University of South Carolina for an energetic and motivated masters or doctoral scholar interested in aging related research, education, and practice. The position will begin in July 2019 and be annually renewable. Salary is competitive and dependent on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Position requires a masters or doctoral degree in Public Health, Gerontology, Social Work, or a closely related field, and background in project management and grant writing. Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Strong organizational and analytical skills; Grant and report writing experience; Creative thinking; Effective oral and written communication skills. Interest in aging related research, education, and practice.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 07/01/2019 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 05/10/2019 Job Close Date 06/24/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

A current resume or CV is required.

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, 2019

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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, protected veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a doctoral or master's degree in Public Health, Gerontology, Social Work, or a closely related field and a background in project management and grant writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Resume




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Posted: 5/15/2019
Application Due: 6/24/2019
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