Soc/Clin Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

June 11, 2021


Posting Information Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Advanced Working Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist Position Number 00057668 Vacancy ID P012855 Budgeted Hiring Range $65,544 - $89,371 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN14 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

Department Name and Number Biostatistics - CSCC-462002 Date First Posted 06/07/2021 Closing Date 06/11/2021 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

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 (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 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 for which the CSCC currently serves as coordinating center include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC); Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN); Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program as part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL); Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS); Biological Underpinning of COPD Heterogeneity and Progression (SPIROMICS II); Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation Prone Asthma Network (PrecISE); Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS); and Preconceptional Health of Latinas and its Association with Child Adiposity (HCHS-FLOR). Information on these and other studies can be found at https: //

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Position Description

This Social/Clinical Research Specialist (SCRS) is a member of one or more research study teams managed by a Project Director and Principal Investigator (faculty). The position plays an important role in the operational support of research studies, where the CSCC acts as the primary Operations, Data Management, and Statistical Coordinating Center, and is responsible for supporting multiple activities within a project lifecycle such as: development, planning, coordination, and monitoring of clinical study conduct and data quality control.

The SCRS supports a variety of clinical research activities, including but not limited to the conduct, facilitation and coordination of observational studies and clinical trials according to investigator or sponsor initiated protocols. The SCRS also manages preparation/ submission of regulatory documents, clinical monitoring and study management processes in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA guidelines, and other regulations.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position requires Advanced-level applied competencies of Professional Knowledge (plan, organize, conduct, and/or evaluate social/clinical research), Project Design (clinical research principles, regulatory documentation and monitoring, ability to determine and lead changes in design), Project/Program Administration (manage and administer multiple projects, tasks, and protocols within a study or multiple studies), Communication (clear and effective written and oral communication with all field staff and in-house staff and investigators; develop and lead presentations during meetings/training sessions), Data/ Information Collection (manage data collection and data management development and implementation, project probable outcomes and potential impact on policy, research, or the program), and Instruction (develop and administer training to field center staff and new in house staff; collaborates with research staff to validate and/or redirect research based on documented results).The work requires use of sound evidence based judgement and research skills.

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles, methods, results presentation and reporting. Knowledge of applied aspects of observational study and/or clinical trial design, data analysis, research data management and reporting through education or work experience is required.

Candidates must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work within a team; possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills; the ability to handle deadlines and have flexibility with priorities, and the ability to handle confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree and at least six years of experience in research is preferred. Prior clinical trial research experience or coursework in clinical trials is preferred SAS experience preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: //

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have prior experience working for a coordinating center? If so, please describe your prior experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience with statistical software, such as SAS, Stata, or SPSS.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have any previous clinical research experience? If yes, please describe briefly.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist 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 in an unrelated field 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 to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the 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