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Research Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00203PO17
Classification Title Administrative Coordinator I
Internal Title Research Coordinator
Campus School of Medicine Greenville 07
College/Division School of Medicine Greenville
Department School of Medicine - Greenville
Band 5
Advertised Minimum Salary $38,014
Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

Standard hours of operation to be determined by supervisor, with some nights and weekends required; coordinate with supervisor

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Administrative

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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 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 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Administrative Manager of the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Research Coordinator will facilitate research related activities for faculty and students conducting research, including maintaining a Canvas page, website and a database of activity. This individual will build and organize the student/faculty research database. He/She will manage all research expenditures for students and faculty. He/She will serve as primary support for the Patient Studio as well as organize and facilitate other departmental projects related to research. As the research coordinator, he/she will work with various other individuals, such as research coordinators and principal investigators. Duties include maintaining regulatory data integrity, assisting in the preparation of FDA or internal audits, functioning as a team player, working effectively with other coordinators in the same department, reviewing all regulatory documents, developing a technique to track study activity, and carrying out work assignments with little supervision and exemplary judgment. This job requires the worker to ensure that important forms are submitted in a timely manner. Other various duties include working closely with sponsors and study personnel on pertinent regulatory issues, developing procedures and policies, and leading regulatory educational events in order to fully educate other staff members or colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience in business management, public administration, administrative services or related field; or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with university faculty/staff administration
Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Proficient with database creation and management
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Organization and ability to prioritize tasks
Ability to work independently
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees


General knowledge of human subjects’ protections/research regulatory processes.
Knowledge of Administrative and business management principles, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to administrative/business activities of the organization.
Knowledge of USCSOMG fiscal policies, practices and procedures.
Ability to formulate and implement administrative policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the team, with faculty and administration.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
Good organization and time management

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 08/21/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in business management, public administration, or administrative services; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Media File
  5. Other Supporting Documents
  6. Research Portfolio
  7. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications