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Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
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Date Posted July 11, 2019

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


Posting Number


Classification Title

Post Doctoral Fellow

Internal Title

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Columbia 01


College of Engineering and Computing


Chemical Engineering



Advertised Minimum Salary

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Location of Vacancy


Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per week


Work Schedule

Typical hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch. Flexible as approved by supervisor.

Type of Staff Position

Research Grant (RGP)


12 months

Job Search Category


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


State Insurance Programs


Annual Leave


Sick Leave


Position Description


Advertised Job Summary

A full time post-doctoral scientist position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Chang Liu at the University of South Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing. Our lab is interested in Biosensor development and Biomarker discovery using nanomaterials, with a focus on their clinical applications on in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care tests, and liquid biopsy for Cancer and Infectious Diseases. Specific research projects include: (1) Development of nanopore devices for HIV and Tuberculosis point-of-care tests; (2) Discovery of novel circulating proteomics/genomics biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. We invite applications from highly motivated and well-trained scholars to join our enthusiastic and collaborative research team.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Candidates with diverse research background. A PhD or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in bio-nanotechnology (nanopore, nanomaterials, microfluidics, etc.), biomarker isolation and quantification is preferred. Experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW is a plus. Record of scientific accomplishments with manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals are highly desired for this position.


Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Must have high degree of motivation and organization skills.

Position Attributes


Hazardous weather category


Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive


Posting Detail Information


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date


Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant

Required Supporting Documentation:
• Cover letter with detailed statement of research interests, experience, and career goals (within 2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae including the complete publication list 
• Contact information of three references 
• A writing sample (e.g. a dissertation chapter or a fellowship application)

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 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.

We are only accepting applications submitted by July 20, 2018.

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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, protected veteran status or genetics.

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