Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Department Name Thurston Arthritis Res Center - 429201
Vacancy ID S018393
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range Dependent on experience and qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week? 40
The Temporary Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant will work 30-40 hours
though scheduled work hours and days may vary weekly. The majority of the time
will be spent at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) with
additional visits to UNC clinics as needed.
Proposed Start Date 09/28/2020
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months
Posting Open Date 09/09/2021
Posting Close Date 09/23/2021
Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology has an immediate job opening
for a Temporary Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant.
This position will entail data entry, sample processing, patient screening and
consenting, and other clinical research study tasks that may arise during the
course of a study. Key aspects of the position will include data entry, human
specimen handling, community outreach and communication with other study
Study Assistance: Responsibilities consist of entering data, sample
processing, patient screening and consenting for clinical research studies.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator,
Clinical Trials Coordinator, Research Assistants and other members of the
clinical trials team at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center.
Administrative: Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, the
research assistant will collaborate with and provide assistance to the TARC
staff on other assigned tasks.
Mandatory Safety Compliance: Must complete CITI on-line training, UNC
Environmental and Safety on-line training, perform Universal Precautions, TB
testing, have hepatitis B vaccination with proof of immunity, and have annual
flu vaccinations. There will also be additional study specific training.
Other Position Characteristics:
Accuracy Required in Work: This position requires significant efficiency,
organization and attention to detail. All data entry must be completed in a
timely matter and checked for accuracy before submission. A high degree of
visual attention and mental concentration is necessary to identify and
maintain numerical and written data in the clinical workstation and in the
medical records, to identify patients for participation in research studies,
and to safely process and store human specimens. In all aspects of the
research, confidentiality must be respected. Further responsibilities to
ensure the confidentiality of patient data and protect the privacy of all
study subjects include refraining from discussing subjects, maintaining
encoded subject identification, and locked study files.
Ability to function independently: The research assistant is expected to work
independently and report to the supervisor/s. The successful candidate must be
able to communicate necessary data in both written and oral forms.
Team player and strong interpersonal skills: Must be a team player and have
strong interpersonal skills and be able to interact with people of diverse
socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. The position requires
the ability to work with several colleagues in the same office without
inadvertently disrupting others' work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication
skills, including strong technical writing skills, along with proficiency in
computer usage. Experience in data entry is strongly desired with RedCap
database experience preferred but not required. Must have personal
transportation to travel between clinics and UNC campus.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All
degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
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.
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Optional and Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you currently have a valid driver's license?
Describe your previous research experience.
(Open Ended Question)
Are you fluent in English and Spanish, including both oral and written language skills?