Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 11/22/2021
Application Deadline 11/29/2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 00062234
Vacancy ID P013961
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $31,200-$45,493
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The mission of the UNC Kidney Center (UNCKC) and the UNC Division of
Nephrology & Hypertension is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease
through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease
and through the development and assessment of educational programs about
kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians. The
UNCKC's Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) promotes citizens'
increased awareness of personal risk factors for kidney disease and increased
knowledge about how the kidneys function. Four research laboratories are
funded through a variety of external sources, including NIH Program Project
(PO1), T32, U01 and K23 awards. Epidemiologic and clinical research in such
areas as focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS), ADPKD, ANCA and Lupus
vasculitis, Literacy and health outcomes is funded through NIH, foundations,
private donors and corporate grants.
The purpose of this position is the daily management of research projects and
related activities at UNC Kidney Center.
Work is performed independently, in close coordination with physicians, PhDs,
and other coordinators associated with the UNC Kidney Center.
Protocols conducted in the UNC Kidney Center are reviewed by the UNC School of
Medicine's Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Human Subjects, and
may involve the use of children, adults, or both as study subjects. They
include federally-funded and industry-sponsored studies.
Patient participation may be limited to Outpatient visits or may require a
combination of Inpatient and Outpatient study visits, most of which are done ,
in the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) or the Ambulatory
Care Center at UNC Hospitals. Travel to offsite UNC outpatient clinics and
dialysis units is required.
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 person in this position will be scheduling a large number of participants
into several research projects so good organizational skills and attention to
detail are a must. The ability to connect with research participants and
discuss research projects in an understandable way is critical to the success
of the projects this person will be assisting with. The person should have
good communication skills both oral and written and the capacity to adjust in
a team and be flexible. This person should be comfortable in a hospital and
outpatient clinic setting.
This person will be required to travel to satellite clinics.
Should be competent with Microsoft Access databases and Microsoft Office and
have experience with web-based data entry systems, spreadsheet preparation,
This person needs to have basic laboratory bench training for sample
processing (including RNA extraction and DNA isolation) and storage.
This person needs prior knowledge of the Institutional Review Board Process as
they will be required to prepare materials for submission.
This employee will interact with many other members of the Division including
study investigators, clinicians, administrators, research coordinators and
laboratory personnel including post-doctoral fellows and students. This person
will work as a team member including taking direction from others, and self-
initiating and managing projects as deemed necessary.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Prefer candidate with Bachelors and/or Master's Degree in Public Health,
Science or related field; at least 2 years prior experience in a research
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Position/Schedule Requirements Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Exposure to Bloodborne
Pathogens, Laboratory, Valid NC Driver's License
Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/216332
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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.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Please select the response that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position
Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
Combination of post-high school education and experience related to field assigned(ex. 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience.)
Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience.)
None of the above (disqualifying.)
List what experience you have in either research or interacting with subjects/patients in the clinical setting.
(Open Ended Question)
How many years of experience do you have in a clinical research setting?
0 - 3
3 - 5
5 - 10
How much experience do you have working in a research laboratory?
more than 10 years
How many years experience do you have with Microsoft Access?