Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow

Internal Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow



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College of Engineering and Computing


CEC Computer Science and Engineering

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

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Full Time

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Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

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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.

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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Artificial Intelligence Institute (AI) within the College of Engineering and Computing seeks to fill the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow to perform research in advanced analysis of sensor data using deep learning methods and synthetic control; develop new strategies for improving learning techniques using Knowledge Graphs; explain insights using Natural Language Processing (NLP); assist faculty in the tasks of mentoring junior research students, writing publications, giving technical presentations and managing grants.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

PhD in Computer Science or Computer Science & Engineering must be earned by start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrable knowledge of preferably three (3) or more subjects of relevance to activities at AI Institute at UofSC with the emphasis on Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing Vision. Experience in (preferably demonstrated through publications in top AI conferences and journals): Machine/Deep Learning algorithms, Sensor Data management, Explanation methods and NLP techniques. Experience and/or interest in applying research to smart city (water, traffic), medical (individual, public health) and/or education domains. Experience of effectively using GPU and/or cloud computing environments involving multimodal big data.


Demonstrated success in high-quality publications in the field of candidate’s expertise. Demonstrable knowledge of at least two (2)subjects of relevance to activities with emphasis on Machine Learning, including Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing Vision.
The candidate should have high interest in being trained for a future academic career and should have experience with literature review, experimental research, evaluation, data collection, and analysis with scientific thinking. The candidate should have strong technical writing skills as evidenced by publishing in top venues in the candidate’s main research area.
Strong programming and systems experience need, including (a) competency in one key language, preferably Python, (b) deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.), and © data management methods for handling large data.

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Special 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 May 2, 2021

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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.




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Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time