Post Doctoral FellowInternal Title:
Post Doctoral FellowCampus:
College of NursingDepartment:
CON College of NursingBand :
UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary :
Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with qualifications.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Standard working schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm with one hour for lunchType of Staff Position:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Research Grant (RGP)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
Other ProfessionalAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.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:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
The Fellow will work with the Principal Investigator and a multi-disciplinary team of collaborators on a National Institutes of Health R01 grant, the ‘Together Everyone Achieves More Physical Activity’ (TEAM-PA) project. TEAM-PA is a randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the efficacy of a group based social affiliation intervention for promoting physical activity and cardiovascular health among inactive African American women. The project uses a group cohort randomized design, which will be implemented at community centers in Columbia, SC and the surrounding area across a five-year period.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):
The TEAM-PA project includes a multi-disciplinary research team, including Dr. Allison Sweeney (PI, Health Psychology/Nursing), Dr. Dawn K. Wilson (Co-I, Health Psychology), Dr. Nicole Zarrett (Co-I, Developmental Psychology), Dr. Sheryl Mitchell (Co-I, Nursing), Dr. Amanda Fairchild (Co-I, Quantitative Psychology), Dr. Pamela Martin (Co-I, Community Psychology/African American Studies), and James Hardin (Co-I, Public Health).
The Fellow will provide analytic and methodological oversight, contribute to the planning and execution of data analyses, prepare and submit manuscripts, write grant proposals, and develop an independent program of research related to health promotion among women and/or minority or underrepresented communities.
Management of data collection and analysis using various research methods (e.g., accelerometry, surveys, and observational tools).
Oversight for intervention implementation, including process evaluation data.
Preparation of scholarly manuscripts and conference presentations.
Training and supervision of two part-time research staff and graduate/undergraduate students volunteers.
Assist with grant applications.
Doctorate in Psychology, Behavioral Science, Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, Exercise Science, or related field.Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate in Psychology, Behavioral Science, Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, Exercise Science, or related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong leadership skills and potential to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Experience with management and analysis of complex datasets, including experience with SAS, SPSS, or R. A strong track record of publications in scientific journals. Experience in health promotion, community-based prevention/intervention, and/or health disparities research.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Ability to communicate clearly, verbally, and in writing, with all constituents of the College of Nursing. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire, lead, and work effectively with diverse groups. Ability to effectively direct, manage, and lead professional and support staff. Excellent problem solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines. Understanding and support of the research mission of the College of Nursing. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations. Ability to manage work and provide guidance to employees. Ability to make presentations and prepare reports.Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:
NoHazardous weather category:
Non-EssentialNumber of Vacancies:
1Job Open Date:
06/16/2022Job Close Date:
07/31/2022Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial 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.Quicklink for Posting:
We are only accepting applications submitted by 7/31/2022.
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.