Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist
Position Number 20020215 & 00013090 & 20020219
Vacancy ID P013374
Budgeted Hiring Range $50,146 - $72,826
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN11
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 08/25/2021
Closing Date 09/17/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) is a division within
the Department of Biostatistics of the Gillings School of Global 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 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) 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/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL); and Preconceptional
Health of Latinas and its Association with Child Adiposity (HCHS-FLOR).
Information on these and other studies can be found at
https:// www. cscc.unc.edu/cscc/index.php
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 is 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 and behavioral 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 helps in preparation/ submission of
regulatory documents, clinical monitoring and study management processes in
accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA guidelines, and other
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 Journey-level applied competencies of Professional
Knowledge (clinical research principles, methods and processes; methods of
data collection and analysis; interpreting and reporting results; regulatory
submissions, documentation and monitoring), Project Design (plan, organize,
conduct, and/or evaluate social/clinical research), Project/Program
Administration (manage and administer multiple projects, tasks, protocols,
and timelines within a study or multiple studies), Communication (clear,
concise and effective written and oral communication with all field staff and
in-house staff and investigators), Data/Information Collection (coordinate
data collection, monitoring and data management, prepare reports and
presentations), and Instruction (develop and conduct training to field
center staff and new in house staff). The work requires use of sound evidence
based judgement and research skills.
This position requires a basic understanding of scientific principles,
methods, results presentation and reporting. Knowledge of applied research in
observational 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 skillls; the ability to prioritize deadlines, demonstrate
flexibility with priorities, and handle confidential information.
Master's degree and at least two years of experience in research is preferred.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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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
Do you have prior experience working for a coordinating center? If so, please describe your prior experience.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have any previous clinical research experience? If yes, please describe briefly.
(Open Ended Question)