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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: University of South Carolina
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Duties: The duties of this position are to: (1) develop new statistical methods, analyze existing data using those methods, and evaluate those methods using Monte Carlo simulation studies; (2) prepare reports, professional presentations, and journal articles for publication; and (3) contribute to development and submission of research grant funding proposals
Requirements: Doctoral degree in quantitative psychology or closely related field (e.g, . biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, etc.) by start date of employment, plus expertise in the following: programming in R, strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, causal inference, mediation, longitudinal data, and statistical computing (e.g., developing R packages). These skills could have been gained during the normal course of a doctoral degree program
   
Text: Skip to Main Content Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Search USC Market Titles Job Alerts Log In /Create Account Help Frequently Asked Questions Employee Login to View Position Description Postdoctoral Fellow Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. 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 January 7, 2023. Posting Details Posting Summary Logo Posting Number STA01693PO22 Job Family Research Job Function Research USC Market Title Post Doctoral Fellow Job Level R2 - Research Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow Campus Columbia Work County Richland College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department CAS Psychology State Pay Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Work 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 Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Post-doctoral About UofSC About 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. Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding. Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP) South Carolina Retirement Yes State Insurance Programs Yes Annual Leave Yes Sick Leave Yes Position Description Advertised Job Summary Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, the successful applicant for this position will work on an NIH -funded study to develop and evaluate statistical methods for longitudinal mediation analysis of intensive longitudinal data, such as that collected from mobile or wearable devices. The duties of this position are to: (1) develop new statistical methods, analyze existing data using those methods, and evaluate those methods using Monte Carlo simulation studies; (2) prepare reports, professional presentations, and journal articles for publication; and (3) contribute to development and submission of research grant funding proposals. Minimum Qualifications Doctoral degree in quantitative psychology or closely related field (e.g,. biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, etc.) by start date of employment, plus expertise in the following: programming in R, strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, causal inference, mediation, longitudinal data, and statistical computing (e.g., developing R packages). These skills could have been gained during the normal course of a doctoral degree program. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Doctoral degree in quantitative psychology or closely related field (e.g,. biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, etc.) by start date of employment, plus expertise in the following: programming in R, strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills, causal inference, mediation, longitudinal data, and statistical computing (e.g., developing R packages). These skills could have been gained during the normal course of a doctoral degree program. Position Attributes Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing. Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 05/01/2023 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 04/30/2023 Job Open Date 11/23/2022 Job Close Date 01/07/2023 Open Until Filled No 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 January 7, 2023. Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/135655 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. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have or will you have a PhD in quantitative psychology or a closely related field (e.g., biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, etc.) by the start date of employment? Yes No Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume List of References and Contact Information Optional Documents Curriculum Vitae Research Statement ")); To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at . Any data not saved will be lost. Click 'OK' to keep your session active.
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