Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

November 3, 2021


Posting Information Department Carolina Institute for DD-429401

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 10/27/2021 Application Deadline 11/03/2021 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey Salary Grade Equivalent GN08 Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant Position Number 20040284 Vacancy ID P013794 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 $40,945 - $50,043 Pay Band Information

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

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 purpose of this position is to assist with data collection and management for several multi-year, multidisciplinary, longitudinal research projects involving children with autism, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and typically-developing children. This position will be responsible for supporting: - The management and tracking of subject behavioral and biospecimens data, including: (1) overseeing data entry by other team members and students, (2) shipping and receiving biospecimens, and (3) following data management procedures to maintain records of data collection and subject study participation and completion. - The analysis of research data by performing data queries, data checking for validity, and generating data reports. - Primary data collection including behavioral questionnaires and interviews, medical records, biospecimens (e.g., saliva, blood), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. This involves the MRI scanning of infant subjects during their regular bedtimes (i.e. in the evening). - The recruitment of study participants, including conducting screening interviews, obtaining informed consent, and working with other study staff to schedule visits.

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

The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to learn quickly, work independently and efficiently with minimal supervision, prioritize tasks, and work under deadline pressure. High level of accuracy and attention to detail. Strong computer skills. Ability to gather data and accurately document procedures. Ability to plan work and coordinate multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Prior experience with data management and database software is preferred.

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

Not Applicable.

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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.

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
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have prior experience with data management or database creation? If so, please list software used (e.g., Microsoft Excel, RedCap, Qualtrics, etc).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have prior experience with data analysis? If so, please list software used (e.g., Microsoft Excel, R, Matlab, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • (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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