Research Associate

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00643PO20Classification TitleResearch AssociateInternal TitleResearch AssociateCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionArnold School of Public HealthDepartmentASPH Exercise ScienceBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range$62,000Location 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.

Type of Staff PositionResearch Grant (RGP)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryOtherBenefit Eligibility TypeResearch Grant (RGP)South Carolina RetirementNoState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

Collaborate with multidisciplinary research team on research projects utilizing technology, no-contact electronic data collection, and interactive online weight management interventions.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Must possess a Master’s degree in exercise science or related field and have experience in behavioral interventions for weight management.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D in exercise science or related fiedl and experience with human subjects research protocols, excellent communication and organization skills, and experience with utilizing technology to promote healthy behaviors. Ability to work in a team and independently. Ability to develop e-learning modules, troubleshoot technological issues with study website and learning management system.


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 new ideas to the team. Ability to complete basic data reduction and statistical analyses using SAS, SPSS or related programs. Ability to utilize Endnote, Excel, REDCap and Articulate software.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date12/16/2020If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date12/15/2021Job Open Date10/21/2020Job Close Date12/05/2020Open 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 December 5, 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 Master's degree in exercise science or related field and have experience in behavioral interventions for weight management?
    • 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: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 11/4/2020
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