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Postdoctoral Research Fellow


The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is currently seeking multiple postdoctoral fellow applicants who are interested in working on multiple NIH funded childhood obesity research studies. The postdoctoral fellows will be integrally involved in the studies conducted by the Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative research group and the Research Center for Child Wellbeing. The fellowship will provide training in clinical trial research, intervention trial management, observational cohort designs, and will allow for the development of writing and analysis skills.

Responsibilities include study and personnel management, execution and management of clinical trials; data collection, data analysis, and preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants will also be expected to write and submit a post-doctoral fellowship (F32) or career award (K) to the NIH within the first 18 months. Additional emphasis will be placed on leading original analyses and manuscripts, career development, and transition toward independent funding and an independent research career.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in public health, health psychology, behavioral science, nutrition, physical activity promotion, or a related field or equivalent degrees. An established track record of original, first-author, publications is strongly desired. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative research skills, experience in analysis of data, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

Preference will be given to individuals with the following skills and/or experiences: proficiency in basic and complex statistical modeling, strong written and verbal communication skills, interests in community-based interventions and process evaluation, interests in physical activity, healthy eating, screen time, and/or sleep, experience with accelerometry, creative and self-motivated, strong first-author publication record, and ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.

The position will be funded at the current NIH rate, receives full benefits from the University of South Carolina, and has travel and educational opportunities.

To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to one or all of the following ACOI faculty members: Dr. Michael Beets ( or Dr. R. Glenn Weaver (

Location: Columbia,
Job Type: Full-time


Contact: Sarah Burkart




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