Department Biostatistics - CSCC-462002
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 12/09/2021
Application Deadline 01/18/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 20030977
Vacancy ID P014048
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 $38,700 - $50,500
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) is a division within
the Department of Biostatistics of the School of 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 is responsible for
approximately $32,000,000 in funding for 55-60 contracts and grants, and an
additional 65 subcontracts. 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 currently include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
(ARIC); Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
(ATN); SPIROMICS II: Biological underpinning of COPD heterogeneity and
progression (SPIROMICS II); SPIROMICS GIC Support; Data, Modeling, and
Coordination Center for PrecISE Network (PrecISE); Hispanic Community Health
Study (HCHS); and Preconceptional health of Latinas and its association with
child adiposity (HCHS-FLOR).
Information on these, as well as others can be found at
https:// www. cscc.unc.edu/cscc/index.php
The Social/Clinical Research Assistant (SCRA) plays an important role on a
study team and is involved in operational and research support for studies
where the Center is the primary organization with responsibility for study
operations, data management, and statistical analysis, often managing multiple
studies within a network. Responsibilities of this position may include
preliminary literature searches; supporting study committees (organizing
meetings, developing agenda and minutes); collection, compilation, and
management of data/information; quality assurance and quality control;
responding to questions from sites; document management and archival; editing
and formatting of reports; assisting with Manuals of Operation and Procedures
development; assisting with submissions to regulatory bodies (FDA, IRB,
DSMB); and may involve participation in questionnaire design, data collection
form layout, form specification development and testing. In addition, the SCRA
may provide support in coordinating and organizing centralized meetings of the
research investigators (e.g., hotel and meeting arrangements, technical
support), maintaining the study website (e.g., updating directories and
documents, as needed), and providing regular status reports of study
The SCRA must be able to work independently and use considerable judgment and
research skills in performing their work assignments.
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
This position requires a basic understanding of scientific principles,
methods, results presentation and reporting. Knowledge of applied aspects of
observational and clinical study design, research data management and
reporting through education or work experience is required.
Candidates must have good written and oral communication skills and enjoy
working in a team environment.
Candidates should have the ability to work independently with minimal
supervision; strong attention to detail; and an ability to handle deadlines,
flexibility with priorities, and ability to handle confidential information.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience in a
public health or science field is preferred. Proficiency with MS Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and other MS Office and electronic mail software, and
experience with electronic informational resources (including the internet
and informational databases) is strongly preferred. The ability to travel
occasionally for site monitoring visits is preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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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
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Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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
Please describe your experience with clinical research studies.
(Open Ended Question)