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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00296PO17
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Campus School of Medicine Columbia 01
College/Division School of Medicine Columbia
Department School of Medicine Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range $47,500
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule
Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

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 Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement No
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

To serve as Postdoctoral Fellow under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator conducting research on projects in humoral immunity, inflammation, and microbial pathogenesis. The research will be aimed at determining the mechanistic role of host antibodies in managing the compositional/functional features of resident symbiotic microbial communities in the gut. Advises principal investigators, students, and other laboratory personnel on current methods, ongoing experiments and future research directions. Maintains accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments and presents these in laboratory discussions, meetings, scientific symposia and publications.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Requires Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology or other related fields of biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Experience with protocols and assays specific to studying gut mucosal immunology.
2) Proficiency in the analysis of microbial and immunoglobulin sequencing data sets using standard bio-informatic pipelines.


Should have knowledge of hazards of laboratory activities and related safety practices, skill in setting up, care and use of laboratory equipment, and ability to develop and assist with development of new and improved methodology. Required to conduct research activities lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 10/01/2017
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 09/14/2017
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 Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology or other related fields of biomedical sciences?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents