Post-Doc Research Assoc
Posting DetailsPosting Summary LogoPosting NumberSTA00328PO19Classification TitleResearch AssociateInternal TitlePost-Doc Research AssocCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Health Promotion, Education and BehaviorBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range$42,000 - $52,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
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 uscjobs.sc.edu.Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.Benefit Eligibility TypeTime-Limited (TL)South Carolina RetirementNoState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYes Position Description Advertised Job Summary
The position primarily will involve engagement with a tobacco research project funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health. The project involves working with researchers in Mexico, Guatemala, and collaborating US sites to analyze longitudinal survey and experimental data on the patterns, predictors and consequences of e-cigarette and cigarette use among adolescents (Guatemala) and adults (Mexico), including the development of simulation models to evaluate the effects of different tobacco control policies on public health. Responsibilities include coordination of research activities across participating sites, particularly quantitative data analysis and production of scientific manuscripts. Resources will also be available for pilot studies that support the development of research proposals for further funding, especially projects that would complement funded projects.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
PhD in social sciences or public health, with quantitative orientation to behavioral science. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must be detail oriented and have strong writing skills, including evidence for leadership on analysis and writing of scientific publications. Experience with advanced quantitative methods (e.g., multi-level modeling, repeated measures, structural equation modeling), including for analysis of complex survey data (e.g., clustering of data, as in schools; representative samples).Preferred Qualifications
Experience with tobacco control, especially research on electronic cigarettes, marketing effects, and policies. Experience or interest in Latin America, particularly Mexico and Guatemala. Ability to write and speak Spanish.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Candidates with strong interests, experience and desire to build an independent research trajectory involving conduct of quantitative studies in the area of international tobacco control are encouraged to apply.Position Attributes Hazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialSafety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNo Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date06/01/2019If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date03/31/2022Job Open Date05/21/2019Job Close Date08/19/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant
This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.
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 August 19, 2019
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a PhD in social sciences or public health, with quantitative orientation to behavioral science?
- * Do you have excellent written and oral communication skills?
- * Are you detail oriented and have strong writing skills, including evidence for leadership on analysis and writing of scientific publications?
- * Do you have experience with advanced quantitative methods (e.g., multi-level modeling, repeated measures, structural equation modeling), including for analysis of complex survey data (e.g., clustering of data, as in schools; representative samples)?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research Statement