Post Doctoral Fellow

University of South Carolina
Full Time
Columbia, SC 29208+6 locations
$25 - $27 an hour
Posted 18 days ago
Job description
Posting Number

Classification Title
Post Doctoral Fellow (Staff)

Advertised Title
Post Doctoral Fellow


College of Pharmacy

COP Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

$25 - $27.00 per hour

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week

Work Schedule
Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm

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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 bachelor’s 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.

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Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary
The postdoc candidate is expected to perform research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator in the DDBS department within the College of Pharmacy.. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for the following duties:

Design and synthesize potential bioactive compounds

Develop synthetic methodology for the synthesis of compounds of interest

Characterize compounds synthesized

Conduct lab experiments, collect and analyze data, and report experimental data

Teach graduate and/or undergraduate students lab techniques

Ensure all tasks are accomplished on time and to the highest standard

Engage in shared lab duties including maintenance of instruments and apparatus, lab safety and lab cleaning

Prepare weekly progress reports and attend in weekly group meetings

This is a temporary position health insurance benefits will be provided however; no retirement benefits or annual/ sick will be provided.


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or a related discipline by the time of the appointment

Expertise in design and execution of organic reactions, analysis and interpretation of spectroscopic data ( HPLC , NMR , Mass Spec)

Strong independent problem-solving skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated research accomplishments

Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and writing

Ability to work in a team environment

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Open Until Filled

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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.

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Position Attributes

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

Hazardous weather category

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

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