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Job Summary

Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant positions within Student Health Services.

 Available GA positions for the 2020-21 school year are:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Campus Mental Health Initiatives - Mental Health
  • Programming
  • Peer Leadership and General Wellness
  • Sexual Health and Body Image
  • Sexual Health - STI Testing Education
  • Wellness Coaching
About

To view the complete position descriptions and apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit tinyurl.com/SHSGApositions.

Time Commitment

The start date for these positions is August 3, 2020

Application Instructions

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit tinyurl.com/SHSGApositions. You may apply for and rank up to three positions.  Applications require a resume, statement of interest (300-500 words), and three references.  All applications must be submitted by April 24, 2020.

 Preference will be given to MPH and MSPH graduate students in Arnold School of Public Health or other disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, or Social Work. However, qualified students in other disciplines will be strongly considered, as well. Training and education will be provided to the incumbent.

For more information about Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, please visit:  UofSC Student Health Services.

About the Program

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Locations
The program can be attended in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Session Dates
6/26/20 - 8/21/20

Early Deadline

4/3/20

Regular Deadline
5/2/20

Application Link


Visit the program website for more information:
The Data Incubator

About SC-AMP

SC-AMP is designed to support and encourage undergraduate minority students in STEM to pursue graduate education*. The program places emphasis on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Accepted majors include engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, computing or exercise science. The program does not permit majors in health professional fields, public health, psychology, etc. Feel free to contact us with any questions related to accepted majors.

*Preference given to students anticipating the pursuit of graduate education (master’s/PhD) in STEM. This does not include medical school.

Program Details and Requirements
  • 8-10 weeks during the summer, full-time (37.5 hours per week; specifics set with mentor)
  • $4000 federal stipend
  • Program Requirements:
  • Successful completion of the online discipline-appropriate CITI Responsible Conduct in Research course
  • Appropriate safety training courses
  • Participation in the summer workshops for professional development
  • Poster presentation at USC’s Summer Research Symposium and, if applicable, the SCAMP research conference in the fall
  • Continued participation in annual assessment and tracking requests
Program Eligibility
  • Minority as defined by the National Science Foundation (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Native Pacific Islander)
  • Citizen or legal resident of the United States
  • Student at USC Columbia or Midlands Tech
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduate seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, any natural or physical science, or computer science
  • Preference given to those anticipating the pursuit of graduate education in STEM
Application Instructions

For more information and to download the application, visit the SC-AMP Summer Research program website at: tinyurl.com/SCAMP20 .

Deadline

Students may submit an application up until Monday, March 30, 2020.

 *Please note: You do not have to have a faculty mentor in order to apply.

Job Summary

Graduate Staff Assistantship (GSA) available in the College of Nursing, Office of the Dean.

Duties
  • Receive, greet, and assist visitors.
  • General office responsibilities to include filing, scanning, photocopying, on-campus errands, etc.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned within the College of Nursing.

 This position requires excellent communication skills.  MS Office Suite knowledge and experience are very helpful.  Ability to organize work efficiently and effectively is an asset.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week; effective immediately.

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rebecca Dangerfield at bodanger@mailbox.sc.edu.

Job Summary

Looking for Python developer responsible for developing a chatbot for healthcare applications in a team environment.

Qualifications

Must Expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework ({such as Django, Flask, Bottle})
• Familiarity with Python data processing packages (such as Pandas)
• Familiarity with REST web services and APIs.
• Able to parse and handle JSON data.
• Experience with Relational Database (SQL) Systems. Familiarity with NoSQL is a plus.
• Good understanding of client-server architecture.
• Basis understanding of frontend technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
• Understanding of design principle behind the scalable system.
• Basic understanding of NLP techniques.
• Familiarity with Android is needed, iOS application development is a big plus.

Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.  Schedule coordinated with AI Institute Director around student class schedule.

Pay Rate

$10/hour-$15/hour depending on experience

Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

Job Summary

An Administrative/Research assistant position is available for a graduate student to provide research and administrative support for the Carolina Center on Alzheimer’s Disease and Minority Research Center.  Responsibilities include helping with the coordinating of meeting schedules, planning, organizing and setting-up of research seminars; as well as, developing evaluations, analyzing data, and assisting with report writing and submissions.

Qualifications

Must be a USC graduate student who is highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented. Must be adept at using Word processing software (Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week

Pay Rate

$15.00/hr

Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

About the Competition

The UofSC Big Data Health Science Case Competition provides an opportunity for enthusiastic teams of graduate and/or senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the analysis of big datasets in healthcare.  Group prizes include – First prize $3,000; second prize $2,000 and 3rd prize $1,000.

Case Synopsis

The case competition for this year is inspired by the real-life events that took place on January 6, 2005, in Graniteville, South Carolina. At roughly 2:40AM EST, two trains collided near the Avondale Mills plan in Graniteville exposing the residents of Graniteville and Aiken cities to chlorine gas.  This even cost the lives of several residents and imposed an economical cost exceeding $100,000,000.

Currently more than 350 chemicals are transported through the US transportation system that can be the subject of future incidents. The primary objective of this year’s case competition is to develop analytic tools that mitigate the human and financial cost of similar incidents in the future. The data and the exact problem description will be provided to the participants on Friday night of the conference.

 Competition Details 

Team members will work together to present their methods and analysis results at the Big Data Health Science Conference. A panel of industry and academic experts will judge the presentations based on teams’ use of the full analytics process, from framing the problem to methodology selection, data use, model building and innovation. We encourage you to nominate a team of three students to participate in this challenging competition.

Registration

Team registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until February 1st, 2020 or until 20 teams have registered (the maximum number of teams we can accommodate).

Register here: Big Data Health Competition Registration

Additional details are available at the conference website here: Big Data Health Science Case Website

About the Program

The Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award provides funding for PhD programs at participating institutions.  The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The student must attend a participating institution in a participating state.

Read more about the program here:  Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award.
Visit the competition website here for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

Applications Open January 10, 2020
Deadline to Apply:  11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2020

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 with a possibility to renew each semester.

Pay Rate

$10.25 per hour

Duties

This position will support the Office of Distributed Learning with creating and editing digital media. The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for designing/editing video and graphics, assisting with on-site and off-site video productions, and updating social media pages with new content. The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional editing of course production content as needed.

Attention to detail and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Editing/design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign. Experience in shooting video using a DLSR camera is preferred but not required.

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at GROOKETT@mailbox.sc.edu.

About the Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) or College of Engineering & Computing (CEC).

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BD program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.

This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree — the PhD — by providing 12 underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students with:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $34,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise
Learn more about the program and application process here.

View the Bridge to the Doctorate Flyer
Job Description

The Graduate Assistant experience will include direct responsibilities and active involvement in the development, delivery, and support of programs and services within the OSP program. This assistantship opportunity will offer graduate students outstanding, hands-on experience in staff supervision and advisement, program planning and training implementation, student development, as well as administrative skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours a week (flexible office hours)

Pay Rate

Providing a stipend of $10,200

Duties
  • Staff Supervision and Advisement
  • Program Planning and Training Implementation
  • Student Development
  • Administrative Duties
  • Additional Responsibilities and other duties as assigned (see full job description  for details)
Application Instructions

Please fill out the application via Handshake
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Job Description
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