Post-Doctoral Fellow in Dissemination and Implementation Science

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Post Doctoral Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Dissemination and Implementation Science




Arnold School of Public Health


ASPH Prevention Research Center


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Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

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The Nutritious Eating with Soul (NEW Soul) study in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on NIH-funded behavioral nutrition interventions. The job will entail applying dissemination and implementation science methodology to research, writing manuscripts, and assisting with grant applications.
The fellowship will provide training in clinical trial research, intervention trial management, grant writing, and will allow for the development of writing and analysis skills. Responsibilities include study and personnel management, execution and management of the clinical trial; data collection, data analysis, preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and manuscript and grant preparation. This position is for one-year with the possibility for renewal. The position can also be remotely conducted.


Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in public health, behavioral science, nutrition, psychology, or a related field or equivalent degrees. An established track record of original, first-author, publications is strongly desired. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative research skills, experience in analysis of data, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.
Preference will be given to individuals with the following skills and/or experiences:
•Experience with and training in Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Interests in community-based interventions and process evaluation
•Interests in nutrition, mobile health, social networks, health disparities, and working with diverse populations
•Creative and self-motivated
•Strong first-author publication record
•Demonstration of grant writing experience
•Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team
Candidates must have less than two years’ experience post-doctorate, a demonstrated record of individual initiative in research, and potential to become an independent academic researcher within two to three years. Preference will be given to applicants whose training, skills and research interest’s best align with those of the mentor – Dr. Turner-McGrievy.
Additional emphasis will be placed on leading original analyses and manuscripts; career development; and transition toward independent funding and an independent research career. A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities in the rich interdisciplinary environment of the Arnold School of Public Health are offered.

The research program and training will be directed by Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy, director of the Behavioral Research in Eating Lab and Associate Professor in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. The applicant will work with a diverse team consisting of both staff and students.

The fellowship is anticipated to be for a 1-year period at current NIH post-doctoral funding levels. The initial appointment is for 1 year with potential for renewal conditional on performance and funding availability. The position is available to start August 2020 and can be done remotely, as long as the applicant can participate in meetings taking place during Columbia, SC time zone and has adequate electronic equipment and internet connectivity.
To apply, please include a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, CV, contact information for three references, and one sample publication.
Applications will be considered as they arrive.

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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.

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Posted: 8/24/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time