Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

August 8, 2022

Description

Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Womens Health Resrch Ctr-425201

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 05/27/2022 Application Deadline 08/08/2022 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey Salary Grade Equivalent GN08 Working Title Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Assistant Position Number 20034341 Vacancy ID P015208 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday (8am-5pm)

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $38,000 - $46,000 Pay Band Information

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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to help support the research activities of the UNC Prematurity Program and Dr. Manuck's K24 grant award, which focuses on the role of environmental exposures in preterm birth. The candidate will work with the Manuck Research Team in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Program for Prematurity Prevention.

The candidate will work directly with Dr. Manuck and will assist with (1) screening for and recruitment of eligible patients in clinic; (2) follow-up with enrolled patients to ensure completeness of patient study-related tasks such as FitBit syncing and survey completion; (3) data abstraction from the electronic medical record; (4) Assisting with the maintenance of IRB approvals and preparation of revision and renewal applications when applicable.

Dr. Manuck's research projects focus on prematurity and preeclampsia cohort studies with clinical and biospecimen data. Work will be focused on an ongoing NIH-funded project (K24-ES031131), a project that integrates environmental exposures, genetic epigenetic, and gene expression differences and compares this data among women with recurrent preterm birth compared to those who deliver at term.

The candidate will work in the UNC Obstetrics prenatal clinics in Chapel Hill and will primarily work at 2 off-site clinic locations (e.g., not on the main University of North Carolina Hospital campus) that are located approximately 2 miles from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

This is a SHRA Time Limited position, with potential opportunity to extend to 3 years.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Demonstrate possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

It is essential that the candidate have strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills. The candidate should also be able to work independently and take initiative and work well with a team as a member of a busy research program.

The candidate should be comfortable with flexible job duties as the needs of the program may change from week to week depending on program needs.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

A minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education and 18 months of experience in medical-related fields and data abstraction, preferably in obstetrics, is required.

Prior experience with EPIC.

Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team

Bilingual (Spanish) candidates are highly preferred, as many patients are Spanish speaking. Applications from individuals fluent in Spanish will be prioritized.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Special Instructions Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/231308

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position.
  • Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate in any field.
  • Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of experience.
  • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience).
  • High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience.
  • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal 8 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
  • None of the above
  • Are you proficient in spoken and written Spanish?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What professional experience do you have in obstetrics and gynecology and/or mental health?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience in clinical research.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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