Post Doctoral Fellow

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00606PO20Classification TitlePost Doctoral FellowInternal TitlePost Doctoral FellowCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Exercise ScienceBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range$52,704Location of VacancyPart/Full TimePart TimeHours per Week29.5Work 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 PositionResearch Grant (RGP)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryPost-doctoralBenefit Eligibility TypeResearch Grant (RGP)South Carolina RetirementNoState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

Collaborate with multidisciplinary research team on research projects utilizing fMRI, kinematics, kinetics, and surface electromyography in populations of adults with and without chronic low back pain.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Must possess a PhD in biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, motor control or related field. Previous research experiences in fMRI and/or human biomechanics is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with human subjects research protocols, excellent communication and organization skills, experience with technology related to biomechanical measurements (kinematics, kinetics, EMG) and data collection software (LabVIEW, MATLAB). 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.


Ensure proper implementation of research following all protocols, and 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 bring new ideas to the team. Ability to complete basic data reduction and statistical analyses using LabVIEW, MATLAB, FSL, SPSS or related programs. Ability to utilize Endnote, Excel and REDCap software.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date11/02/2020If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date10/31/2021Job Open Date10/06/2020Job Close Date11/20/2020Open 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 November 20, 2020

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a PhD in biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, motor control or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have research experiences in fMRI and/or human biomechanics?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 10/25/2020
Work Type: Part Time