Thursday, June 30, 2011

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA - 1 Post-doctoral Fellow in Statistical Methods in Prevention Science

The Department of Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a post-doctoral research position.  Post-doctoral applicants should have experience in bio-statistics, psychology, public health, statistics, or a related discipline with advanced skills in social science data analysis. Applicants having completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree except final defense of their dissertation will also be considered.  The fellow will work with Professor Dawn K. Wilson and her multidisciplinary team of collaborators (Psychology, Public Health, Geography, Medicine etc). The fellow will provide expertise in statistical methods and data analysis for several NIH group randomized trials for promoting physical activity and obesity prevention in underserved populations.   The fellow will contribute to the planning and execution of data analyses, provide analytic and methodological oversight for on-going projects, prepare and submit manuscripts.  Applicants should have experience with multiple statistical packages, excellent computer skills, good verbal and written communication skills, and supervisory abilities. This individual must be able to collaborate effectively with faculty and graduate students and be able to work independently.

The University of South Carolina is the flagship research institution in South Carolina. The Department of Psychology has 35 tenure/tenure-track faculty, PhD programs in Clinical/Community, Experimental, and School Psychology, and a research emphasis in quantitative psychology. Columbia is the largest city in South Carolina, located in the geographic center of the state. It is close to mountains and the ocean, and has an affordable cost of living.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Informal enquiries and formal applications must be received through USCjobs (link below), and the Job Requisition number is 003693.  Formal applications should include CV, publication list and brief statement of research interests, a writing sample and the names and email addresses of 3 referees. For full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2011.  [USC Jobs link]