Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

January 18, 2022


Posting Information 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 Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $38,700 - $50,500 Pay Band Information

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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.

Position Summary

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 progress.

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.

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

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Special Instructions

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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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

    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)