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Post Doctoral Fellow - Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Feb 10, 2023

The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, CHFDT within the School of Architecture at Clemson University is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a period of two years. The position is a non-tenure track position with a one-year contract, renewable annually. The CU fellow in Advancing Research in Mental Health through Digital and Built Environment Infrastructure Design will help develop a strong transdisciplinary research program focused on the impact of the digital and built environment on mental health, with a specific focus on children and adolescents. The CU fellow will play an integral role in maximizing the impacts of ongoing grant funded projects as well as leveraging the expertise of the team to build capacity for the future.

The key activities for this position will include:

  • Support the mission of the CHFDT, located on the Clemson campus in Clemson, SC, focused on improving patient safety and quality of care in high-risk clinical care settings.
  • The projects at CHFDT typically involve multidisciplinary teams engaged in research, design innovation, prototyping and evaluation around healthcare environments.
  • Actively participate on collaborative research grants and contracts including a recently funded grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focused on pediatric mental health, and work with faculty, staff and students in a dynamic team environment.
  • Support the development of grant proposals in the area of mental health and digital and built infrastructure design Lead development of peer-reviewed journal articles and other products


Essential Job Responsibilities & Duties

These are some of the key responsibilities of the Post-Doctoral Research Associate. However, this is not an exhaustive list, but intended to provide a sense of the types of activities that may be involved:

Research Projects

  • Plan, organize, and conduct grant funded research and consulting projects
  • Develop and submit IRB protocols for research projects
  • Read, evaluate, and summarize research articles related to projects
  • Develop peer-reviewed journal manuscripts in collaboration with team members
  • Support development of proposals for research grant funding

Outreach & Promotion

  • Present research work at conferences and meetings
  • Help build relationships with faculty and staff at Clemson as well as partnering organizations
  • Prepare reports for completed projects for internal publication, presentation to grantors, or for use in trade magazines


  • Train and mentor graduate students in Architecture plus Health on relevant research methods and approaches
  • Provide oversight and management support on projects
  • Help manage outside consultants and team members, as needed, for projects
  • Help manage research project budgets and timelines, as needed in collaboration with the project coordinator


The qualifications and requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to perform the job successfully. The education, experience, and technologies needed for this job are:

  • Experience working on collaborative research projects as part of a larger team
  • Minimum of 3 years proven experience as a researcher
  • Doctoral degree
  • Clinical, human factors or relevant healthcare design experience or background preferred
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate results of research to a diverse audience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to perform well in a team environment 
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proficient in using the Internet, along with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Suite as well as statistical applications such as SPSS
  • Strong interest and background in healthcare design research especially as it relates to mental health, including knowledge of research design and use of research in architecture and/or healthcare

Application Instructions:

For full consideration please submit your application by March 30th, 2023 via Interfolio:

Application packets should include the following:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample of Written Work
  • Portfolio
  • A single list with the contact information (names, email addresses, phone numbers) for three (3) professional references

Inquiries can be directed to Anjali Joseph at She can also be reached at 404-583-5760.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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