Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

November 29, 2021


Posting Information Department Med-Nephrology-411470

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 Schedule

M-F 8am-5pm

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $31,200-$45,493 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 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.

Position Summary

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, data collection/management/analysis.

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 setting.

Required Licenses/Certifications 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 Special Instructions 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.

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

    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?
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 6-10 years
  • more than 10 years
  • How many years experience do you have with Microsoft Access?
  • 0-1
  • 2-5
  • 5+
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