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
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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
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
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: // sites.cscc.unc.edu/cscc/.
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.
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
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.
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
SAS experience preferred.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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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