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Research Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeFull Job Description

Posting Number

RTF00004PO22

Classification Title

Research Assistant Professor

Internal Title

Research Assistant Professor

Campus

Columbia

Work County

Richland

College/Division

Arnold School of Public Health

Department

ASPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Advertised Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per Week

37.5

Type of Grant Funded Position

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis

12 months

Job Search Category

Faculty

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 bachelors 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 Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Only

Research Grant or time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

South Carolina Retirement

Yes

State Insurance Programs

Yes

Annual Leave

Yes

Sick Leave

Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

As part of the UofSC Excellence Initiative, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI/BIOS) and Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC) in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invite applications for a research assistant professor position in Biostatistics. The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field by the start date of employment with expertise in developing advanced statistical methods and in using methods such as high-dimensional data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with applications to large databases. The successful applicant will be expected to successfully compete for external research funding and collaborate with public health researchers, and to contribute to the EPI/BIOS and BDHSCs mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, and mentoring graduate students.

The
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 30 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 10 in the Division of Biostatistics. The facultys robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees. Currently more than 80 students are enrolled in our masters and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at www.sph.sc.edu.

The
Big Data Health Science Center (
BDHSC
) was funded by the UofSC Excellence Initiative in 2019. The BDHSC serves as a campus-wide interdisciplinary enterprise that conducts leading edge research and discovery, offers professional development and academic training, and provides service to the community and industry. There are five content cores in BDHSC (electronic health core, genomic core, AI for sensing and diagnosis core, geospatial core and social media core) and two functional hubs (technology and business/entrepreneurship) with the participation of more than 40 faculty members across 19 departments and 10 colleges at UofSC.

Required Education and Experience

PhD in Biostatistics or closely related field by start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field by the start date of employment with expertise in developing advanced statistical methods and in using methods such as high-dimensional data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with applications to large databases. The successful applicant will be expected to successfully compete for external research funding and collaborate with public health researchers, and to contribute to the EPI/BIOS and BDHSCs mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, and mentoring graduate students.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date

08/16/2022

Position End Date

Job Open Date

03/09/2022

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) diversity statement that describes how your approach to research and service activities contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/

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 position is open until filled. 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

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/116170

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.

Funding Information

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/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL

No

Hazardous weather category

Non-Essential

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