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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.

The UofSC is one of the Southeast’s major public research institutions. Would you want to join an award-winning urban research university? At UofSC, we emphasize work-life balance. With excellent benefits, competitive pay, and an exciting location, UofSC could be the place for you. Located in Columbia, SC, UofSC is only 2 to 3 hours from the coast or the Blue Ridge mountains. UofSC has received the top ranking by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with “Highest Research Activity.” IFS-sponsored research awards have totaled more than $6 million each of the last eight years, significantly impacting work contributing to improving the lives of South Carolinians.

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Position Type: Faculty
Job Close Date: 09/01/2022

The Associate Director position is eligible for a rank of Research Associate Professor/Research Professor depending on qualifications and will work closely with the Director to oversee the IHPR portfolio of research. The position will ensure that the IHPR effectively and efficiently carries out its many functions. This position supports both quantitative and qualitative research and data analytics related to big data (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, health care systems) and other health programs. The primary appointment will be to support and grow the Institute’s Health Services and Policy project portfolio. We seek candidates with expertise in public policy/health policy analysis, health services research, health economics, risk management and insurance . . .

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Position Type: Faculty
Job Close Date: 09/01/2022

The Director of Research & Evaluation position is eligible for a rank of Research Assistant/Associate Professor depending on qualifications and will lead the development and execution of research, evaluation, and technical assistance in the Integrated Health and Policy Research (IHPR) unit of the Institute for Families in Society (IFS). Primary responsibilities are to lead technical support for research and evaluation projects of the ongoing work with the IHPR. This position will develop and lead projects with state and federal agencies and foundation sponsors, helping to identify research questions; design research methodologies; perform and supervise research; develop research teams; serve as liaison for IHPR unit with internal and external stakeholders;. . .

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Position Type: Staff
Job Close Date: 10/27/2022

The GIS Analyst/Production Manager will join the Data Science and Visualization (DataViz) team at IFS and will play the role of the product manager to help facilitate the coordination of visualization work. The DataViz team is responsible for compiling data from multiple data sources, researching and integrating data into useful products in support of research efforts, and building full reports...

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Position Type: Staff
Job Close Date: 10/31/2022

The Research Associate/Health Care Data Analyst provides high-level professional claims analytics work related to Medicaid and conducts quantitative analyses supporting health care projects and research activities. This position will lead the ongoing development and maintenance of IFS’s analytic and data management systems. Position is located in Columbia, SC. The Institute is devoted to transf. . .

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