Department Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/17/2021
Application Deadline 10/28/2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent GN09
Working Title Clinical Research Specialist
Position Number 20035590
Vacancy ID P013531
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years
Hours per week 40
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Hours may vary based on project needs
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Hiring Range $45000 -$51000
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Mission of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases is to
develop ongoing clinical, educational and research activities focused on the
prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Working in nine countries,
throughout the state, and across campus, the institute's goals include:
• Executing basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering
collaboration among other investigators and researchers from both within and
outside the University of North Carolina system.
• Coordinating International and community outreach activities with UNC's
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and appropriate State
• Improving clinical care in infectious disease, including activities related
to the management of HIV and other infectious diseases, as well as activities
related to emerging pathogens, international health issues, and clinical
• Supporting infectious disease prevention activities, including those with a
focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women's Interagency HIV Study Combined
Cohort Study (MWCCS) is a collaborative research effort to understand and
reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with
HIV. The MWCCS, which is administered by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute and supported by 13 other NIH institutes builds on previous
scientific and clinical research from the Women's Interagency HIV Study
(WIHS) and the Multicenter AIDS Cohorts Study (MACS), the largest and
longest-running research cohorts of women and men, respectively, with HIV or
at risk for HIV infection in the U.S.
MWCCS participants will be seen at least once per year for the core study
visit and as needed for sub-studies (according to the individual protocols).
Core study visits consist of a comprehensive interview covering the
participant's medical and psychosocial history, neurocognitive testing,
specimen collection, and a clinical exam. Sub-studies may include the
collection of additional clinical data and/or specimens. Sub-study visits can
be as short or as long as 24 hours, depending on the protocol.
The Clinical Research Specialist will oversee the development and
implementation of robust and innovative recruitment plans, work closely with
protocol specialists and regulatory staff to navigate IRB approval processes,
and track accrual and retention goals per research study.
Additionally, the Clinical Research Specialist will be part of the UNC MWCCS
site. Working under the general supervision of the Clinical Research Manager
s/he will be responsible for leading and working as part of a team to complete
a wide range of other duties, including study planning and protocol
development; screening and enrolling participants into specific protocols;
conducting relevant study procedures (e.g., interviews, laboratory specimen
collection, and/or clinical assessments); documenting study progress and
preparing progress reports; lead in QA/QC activities; and assist with tasks as
delegated by Clinical Research Manager.
The Clinical Research Specialist is expected to direct all aspects of protocol
planning and implementation, from the initial development of study-specific
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) through the interpreting and reporting
of study outcomes. This position may be required to serve as the lead protocol
administrator for one or more projects. The Clinical Research will be expected
to attend training for each protocol and foster maintain the knowledge and
skills necessary for the successful performance of all study assessments.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year
of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and
experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with
individuals of diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent problem-solving skills; capacity to perform and meet deadlines
under pressure. Demonstrated ability to rapidly adjust priorities in a high-
paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining patient safety and data
• Position requires PC Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
• The UNC MWCCS and STAR cohorts operate at two off-campus clinics
(Raleigh/Durham) and staff are often traveling to complete study visits or
assessments. The candidate must have the ability to travel between University
offices and off-site clinic locations and when necessary, work nights and
weekends. Because travel is an integral part of this position, a valid
driver's license is required.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
• Strong interest in public health or HIV clinical research, as demonstrated
through research experience, coursework or internships
• Preference will be given to candidates whose background– and experience–
reflect an ability to engage effectively with the target populations.
• Data collection skills: including experience with behavioral data collection
using computer-based data collection systems, such as ACASI preferred.
• Clinical research skills, including experience with phlebotomy or clinic-
based assessments (e.g., ECG/EKG, PFT, CIDI) are highly desired, but not
Valid Driver's License
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime
occasionally, Valid NC Driver's License, Weekend work occasionally
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national
origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist position.
Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience).
Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience).
None of the above
Do you possess a valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation?
Please describe your approach to managing multiple priorities.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have experience with Phlebotomy?
Do you have knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications?