Social/Clinical Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

October 26, 2021


Posting Information Department Urology-414101

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 10/20/2021 Application Deadline 10/26/2021 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey Salary Grade Equivalent GN11 Working Title Social/Clinical Research Specialist Position Number 20040033 Vacancy ID P013718 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $50,145 - $72,826 Pay Band Information

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

The purposes of the Department of Urology are to provide quality primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary urologic and surgical care to the people of North Carolina; to serve as a referral center for patients from throughout the United States and worldwide; to educate medical school undergraduates, residents, and fellows; to advance scholarly research and clinical investigation in the health sciences; and to provide community service throughout the state of North Carolina by active participation in the area Health Education Centers and through public education, interaction with community agencies and providers, and serving as a referral and information center for patients in need of the highest level of urologic care.

Position Summary

This position in the Department of Urology will perform regulatory and study coordinator duties for social, clinical, correlative, and translational research studies, both investigator-initiated and sponsored. The primary responsibility will be to ensure regulatory compliance along with the Investigators of Record, Research Coordinator(s), and other research team members. This includes regulatory guidance, training, and quality assurance for study team members; and preparing and submitting required regulatory documents and responses to regulatory bodies (e.g., Institutional Review Boards). This position will also be responsible for data and specimen collection and shipment as well as creation and maintenance of electronic and paper-based research records and regulatory documents in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations, as well as GCP. This person may also have study coordinator responsibilities. These may include overseeing study recruitment, obtaining informed consent, data collection and entry including questionnaires, coordinating biospecimen collection, patient follow-up, and assisting with other administrative duties as needed. The position will manage/oversee the regulatory duties for multiple studies in the research portfolio and also coordinate 1 to 2 studies with potential additional studies down the line. Additional growth opportunities may also be available.

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

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Able to effectively interact with numerous and diverse individuals, including faculty, staff, clinic members, and patients

Proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word & Powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Prior experience with GCP, HIPAA, ICH, and other regulatory guidelines. Prior experience with study enrollment and data collection. Prior experience in study management and study coordination.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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 ().

  • Please describe your experience with clinical study management and coordination.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • This position requires that you interact and communicate effectively with constituents at various levels within our organization (including faculty, staff, clinic members, and patients). Please describe how you effectively communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have prior experience working under the regulations set by an internal or external regulatory body?
  • No
  • Yes
  • 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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