Department Biostatistics - CSCC-462002
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 11/10/2021
Application Deadline 12/06/2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent GN09
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist
Position Number 20039292, 20020159, 20021051 and 00059679
Vacancy ID P013894
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 $45,130-$53,000
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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
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 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 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
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
This position requires Contributing-level applied competencies of Technical
Knowledge (clinical research principles and regulatory documentation and
monitoring), Communication (preparation of data queries, reports and
presentations of compiled results), Data/ Information Collection (organizing
and collecting records, data entry, and archival) and Information and Records
Administration (compilation, summary and report generation). The work
requires use of sound evidence based judgement and research skills.The
position requires knowledge of applied aspects of observational study and/or
clinical trial design, data analysis, research data management and reporting
acquired through education or work experience.Candidates must have the ability
to work independently with minimal supervision; strong attention to detail; an
ability to handle deadlines, flexibility with priorities, and capable of
handling confidential information.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 required.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The candidate will have experience in a research setting. Clinical and/or
public health research study experience is preferred, particularly with data
management development and implementation, enrollment tracking, and site
monitoring tasks. Regulatory development and oversight experience is
desirable.Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential.
Good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work within a
team are essential.Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant research
experience or a Master' degree with at least one year of relevant research
experience 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.
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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What software programs are you proficient at and with which are you familiar?
(Open Ended Question)
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)
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