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Research Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 01/20/2021
Faculty-Medicine-Medical Researcher
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number RTF00001PO21
Classification Title Research Assistant Professor
Internal Title Research Assistant Professor
Campus School of Medicine Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division School of Medicine Columbia
Department SOMC Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Type of Grant Funded Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Faculty

South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary

Successful candidate will conduct research on cellular and molecular immunology in the area of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This includes studies on effects of cannabinoids, AhR ligands, environmental pollutants on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including cancer. Specifically, the candidate will address the epigenetic mechanisms and microbial dysbiosis underlying immune dysregulation. Several models and patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis and liver fibrosis, lupus, septic shock, COVID-19 and cancer are used. Perform laboratory research projects in cellular and molecular immunology/immunotoxicology/complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) involving acute lung injury and tumor rejection, CD44-endothelial cell interactions, immune disregulation by envirronmental pollutants and cannabinoids, effects of botanicals on inflammatory diseases. Routinely on advice from principal investigators, works with students and other laboratory personnel on current methods, ongoing experiments and future research directions, write manuscripts, help prepare grant applications, progress reports, and look after compliance issues. Maintains accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments and presents these in informal laboratory discussions, group meetings, formal scientific symposia and publications. Coordinates scientific meetings and research retreats to facilitate collaborations among faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and technologists.

Required Education and Experience

PhD in any area of Biomedical Sciences with experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in -omics technology.


Must 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 business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Job Open Date 01/19/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

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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EEO Statement

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

Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL Yes
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

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