Soc/Clin Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

December 6, 2021


Posting Information 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 Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $45,130-$53,000 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

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 institutions.

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.

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 ().

  • 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
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