Research Assistant

Job description


Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Research Specialist I

Internal Title:

Research Assistant



Work County:



College of Nursing


CON College of Nursing

Band :


Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:


Part/Full Time:

Part Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: between 8:30am – 5:00pm
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

Job Search Category:


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.

Diversity Statement:

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)

South Carolina Retirement:


State Insurance Programs:


Annual Leave:


Sick Leave:


Advertised Job Summary:

Provides research assistant support for “Peer Coaching for Physical Activity Promotion among Breast Cancer Survivors: Adapting an Efficacious Intervention to Prepare for Implementation” and is responsible for maintaining the overall scientific integrity of the proposed study.

Responsible for completing coach and participant assessments and assisting with preparation of reports and manuscripts.

Assists with preparation of study protocols, intervention and assessment materials. Provides administrative duties and provides back-up for the Project Coordinator II.

Responsible for recruitment of study coaches and participants and conducting telephone screens of potential coaches and study participants. Develops written informed consent forms; responsible for obtaining participant approval; and conducting the PAR interviews.

Compiles, prepares and disseminates questionnaire packets and Actigraph accelerometers to study participants. Responsible for reviewing completed questionnaires; scores, enters data and maintains documentation of data collection; provides follow-up with participants to reduce missing data; and for collecting all data at subsequent assessments. Responsible for tracking all study participants over the study period.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4 years related research experience, or high school diploma and 8 years related research experience.

This position requires traveling to off site locations for recruitment and training. Flexibility in work schedule to include evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred in psychology, exercise science, counseling, social work, or nursing. Research experience. Background in exercise promotion working with cancer patients.


Experience with recruitment and collection of data from research participants. Proficient computer skills with Micro Soft Office programs. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire, lead, and work effectively with diverse groups. Ability to plan, coordinate and implement diverse administrative functions, establish and maintain effective working relationships, and communicate effectively.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:


Hazardous weather category:


Number of Vacancies:


Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


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 until 06/30/2021.

Quicklink for Posting:

EEO Statement:

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.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Part Time