Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

October 15, 2021


Posting Information 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 Pay Band Information

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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 Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

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

Department Description

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.

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.

Position Description

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 study progress.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: //

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

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • 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
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