The Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) is a leader in clinical innovations that improve the health of vulnerable populations globally. ASPH is a global leader in childhood health, nutrition, and cancer research, with a growing faculty expertise in infectious diseases. ASPH is home to six departments comprised of >177 faculty who have generated a record number of publications (719 publications in 2021) and extramural funding ($43.5 million in 2021) for the past three years in a row. ASPH is centered within the larger University of South Carolina (UofSC) Columbia campus, home to 2,024 faculty across 16 colleges that teach, mentor and research with >35,000 students. UofSC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion with several integrated levels of diversity support to ensure an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and trainees. UofSC and ASPH are an urban campus located in the capital city of Columbia, SC. This vibrant metroplex is home to several culturally enriching museums, theaters, and outdoor recreational activities. Centrally located in the state, Columbia, SC is within close driving distance to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Ocean coast.
The Nolan laboratory is seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects. Your work will contribute to the development of inflammatory, innate, and adaptive host immune response to complex pathogen scenario investigations. The Nolan laboratory is home to $9 million in current funding, which supports three full-time staff, four post-doctoral scientists, eight graduate trainees, and six undergraduate students. The Nolan laboratory performs translational infectious disease research ranging from clinical surveillance to biomedical molecular studies. The Nolan laboratory actively engages with transdisciplinary faculty at the School of Medicine, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Nursing and College Arts and Sciences. Current projects include pathogen diagnostic development for infectious health disparities, novel vector-borne pathogen discovery, and immunogenomic interactions in complex biological systems. Study sites and foreign collaborators include University of South Carolina state-wide university system, Universidad de Antioquia- Boyacá, Columbia, Universidad de El Salvador-San Salvador, El Salvador, and Universidade Federal Do Acre Campus Floresta- Cruzeiro do Sol, Brazil. In summary, the Nolan lab offers exposure to a variety of faculty experts and participation in several active on-going projects.
Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, this individual will serve as a Postdoctoral Scientist for the CDC
grant-funded project “South Carolina's Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities” for the purpose of answering fundamental clinically relevant immunologic and host genetic questions associated with severe COVID-19 disease and associated health disparities. This postdoctoral position offers highly competitive pay and professional development support. The position is available for minimum of 18 months with a potential 6-, 12- or 18-month extension. This position will work within a state-of-the art BSL-2 laboratory facility and might include BSL-3 laboratory study work, as warranted.
The position requires a PhD in a field closely related to human genetics or life science related fields. Familiarity with executing whole genome sequencing, phylogenetic analysis, and bioinformatic computation. Experience working on Illumina MiSeq, ONT GridION or similar equipment. This position requires in-person laboratory attendance with an option to work remotely one day a week.
UofSC is a comprehensive university and has received the top ranking by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with “Highest Research Activity and Community Engagement.” Located in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, UofSC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. ASPH, founded in 1975, has the second largest overall enrollment nationally among schools of public health at public universities. ASPH consists of six departments and several research centers that address topics such as disease prevention, nutrition and physical activity, cancer, health services and policy, rural health, HIV/AIDS, aging, and health disparities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics seeks to promote a diverse and inclusive campus climate and aims to identify suitable candidates with a breadth of scholarly and lived experiences. Home to 30 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 10 in the Division of Biostatistics, the faculty’s robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies ...(e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees. Currently more than 120 students are enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at www.sph.sc.edu.
Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.