Post Doctoral Fellow

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00565PO19Classification TitlePost Doctoral FellowInternal TitlePost Doctoral FellowCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Exercise ScienceBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range$45,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
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 PositionResearch Grant (RGP)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryPost-doctoral 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 TypeResearch Grant (RGP)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYes Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Post-Doctoral Fellow expected to assist with the collection of biomarker, performance and clinical data in an exercise performance environment. Collaboration with an esteemed research team to develop and explore related avenues of research.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

PhD in exercise science, kinesiology, or related field. Previous research experiences in blood biomarker, human performance, and exercise training protocols is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with human subjects research protocols, excellent communication and organization skills, experience with technology related to performance assessment (endurance/VO2max, power, strength, body composition), biomarker analysis (collection, processing, and analysis), and training load monitoring (Polar Team Pro with HR and GPS). Ability to work in a team and independently. Ability to troubleshoot technological issues with staff and research participants. Potential to contribute to undergraduate or graduate teaching within Department of Exercise Science.


Develop detailed procedures and protocols and ensure proper implementation of research following all proper ethical and related guidelines. Communicate effectively with research team. Demonstrate excellent writing and organizational skills. Work as part of a team and independently. Ensure timely completion of all required CITI and Good Clinical Practice training. Articulate ideas and demonstrate a willingness to bring creative and new ideas to the team. Ability to complete basic statistical analyses using SPSS or other statistical program. Ability to utilize Endnote, Pplar, COSMED, and Excel software.

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Hazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialSafety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNo Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date08/01/2019If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date07/12/2019Job Close Date08/26/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial 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 August 26, 2019

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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 (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD in exercise science, kinesiology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have previous experiences in blood biomarker, human performance, and exercise training protocols?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 7/15/2019
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