Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 20020158 &00057214
Vacancy ID P013570
Budgeted Hiring Range $38,700 - $50,500
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Department Name and Number Biostatistics - CSCC-462002
Date First Posted 09/28/2021
Closing Date 10/15/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) is a division within
the Department of Biostatistics of the Gillings School of Global Public Health
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (UNC). As the
coordinating center for a number of multi-center clinical trials and
epidemiology studies, the CSCC provides study design, data management,
statistical analysis, quality assurance, and study management services to a
broad array of projects funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). The organization includes faculty from the departments of
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Medicine and research staff with training and
experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science/data management,
and project management. Total employees currently number between 100 and 105.
The CSCC was established in 1971 as the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC)
Coordinating Center and has operated continually since that time. To reflect
the addition of new studies and expansion into new research areas, the LRC
Coordinating Center changed its name to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating
Center (CSCC) in 1984. Major research programs for which the CSCC currently
serves as coordinating center include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities
Study (ARIC); Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
(ATN); Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) as part of the Helping to End
Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL); Subpopulations and Intermediate
Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS); Biological Underpinning of COPD
Heterogeneity and Progression (SPIROMICS II); Precision Interventions for
Severe and/or Exacerbation Prone Asthma Network (PrecISE); Hispanic
Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL); and Preconceptional
Health of Latinas and its Association with Child Adiposity (HCHS-FLOR).
Information on these and other studies can be found at
https:// www. cscc.unc.edu/cscc/index.php
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public
Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an
academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.
This recruitment is for two positions – by applying to this posting you will
be considered for both 20020158 &00057214
This Social/Clinical Research Assistant (SCRA) is a member of one or more
research study teams managed by a Project Director and Principal Investigator
(faculty). The position plays an important role in the operational support
of research studies, where the CSCC is the primary Operations, Data
Management, and Statistical Coordinating Center, and is responsible for
supporting multiple activities within a project lifecycle such as:
development, planning, coordination, and monitoring of clinical study conduct
and data quality control.
General duties and responsibilities of the position include assisting the
Project Manager(s) and/or Project Director(s) with study start-up
activities, day-to-day study maintenance, manual of procedures development and
updates, and clinical site communication, support, and monitoring. Additional
duties can include assistance with development, testing, and update to data
management system, and development of study-specific documents and tools. The
SCRA may support project management with the coordination of study training
sessions (in-person and virtual).
This position also provides support in the coordination and organization of
centralized meetings for the research investigators and/or study staff, as
well as maintaining the study website (e.g. updating directories and
documents as needed), developing and distributing agendas and materials for
meetings, preparing and maintaining files of meeting minutes, monitoring data
collection activities from the clinical sites, and providing status reports of
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All
degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
This position requires Journey-level applied competencies of Technical
Knowledge (working knowledge of research principles and methods of data
entry, collection and analysis), Communication (clear and effective written
and oral communication with all field staff and in-house staff and
investigators), Data/ Information Collection (assist with coordination of
data collection and data management), and Information/Records Administration
(compile and organize data/information and develop summary reports). The
work requires use of sound evidence-based judgment and research skills.
Candidates must have the ability to work independently and work within a team;
possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills; the ability to
handle deadlines and demonstrate flexibility with priorities, and the ability
to handle confidential information.
Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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Do you have any previous clinical research experience? If yes, please describe briefly.
(Open Ended Question)
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