Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing
Working Title Study Coordinator
Position Number 20018590
Vacancy ID P012360
Budgeted Hiring Range $45,000 - $55,000
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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
8am – 5pm Monday – Friday
Department Name and Number Medicine - Cardiology-411405
Date First Posted 02/09/2021
Closing Date 06/18/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
The Division of Cardiology is within the Department of Medicine. The clinical
trials groups within Cardiology bridges the realm of bench science with that
of daily clinical care rendered to patients within our healthcare system.
Through clinical trials, its principal investigators and trials staff provide
the mechanism for the collection of data to determine the efficacy and safety
of new pharmaceuticals and devices. Trial recruitment and management is
critical to the success of the program, and relies heavily on the independent
work of study coordinators. Ethical considerations must be paramount as our
first priority is patient safety- therefore there are significant regulatory
requirements (internal to the university, as well as to numerous external
There are two distinct groups managing clinical trials within Cardiology –
heart failure and general cardiology. In addition, several faculty members'
work on investigator initiated research, employing clinical and administrative
staff, interns, and work study students to assist. The general cardiology
clinical trials group manages a complex array of industry, federal (NIH),
and investigator-initiated trials.
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.
THIS IS A REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT
The primary duties of the Study Coordinator are coordinating and processing
the administrative and regulatory paperwork associated with ongoing and new
Cardiology clinical research trials. Duties include (but are not limited
to): recruiting and consenting patients, attending off-site study meetings as
required, scheduling and completing subject follow-up visits, sample
processing, attending study teleconferences/training, facilitating
investigator and trials personnel training, performing data abstraction and
completion of CRFs, adverse event/outcome monitoring and reporting,
maintenance of subject research charts, and facilitating study monitor visits.
Additionally, the study coordinator will track subject visits and site
payments, prepare and submit site invoices, utilize complex tracking and
budgeting tools to enable accurate forecasting and reconciliation of site and
subject payments. The study coordinator prepares all documents required for
IRB initial and continuing review (IRB application, consent & HIPPA forms)
and prepares and submits regulatory documents as required by trial sponsor.
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
A basic knowledge of social/clinical research principles, ICH/GCP guidelines,
study design, methods of data/information collection and analysis used to
complete defined assignments is required. The ability to multi-task while
maintaining accuracy is essential. Ability to write detailed regulatory
documents. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with patients with
diverse educational levels – simple, concise, empathetic communication.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills are needed in order to
build collaborative relationships with hospitals, clinics, physicians,
patients, and coordinating centers/sponsors. Ability to work collaborative in
a team, and independently.
Strong preference for candidates with experience in clinical research,
specifically experience working with IRB/regulatory agencies, application of
ICH/GCP guidelines, and experience in cardiology. Previous experience with
clinical trial billing preferred. Prefer candidates with a working knowledge
of Microsoft Office products – specifically Microsoft Word and Microsoft
Excel. Prior experience using Excel highly preferred. The preferred candidate
will be able to work both collaboratively in a team and independently. A high
level of organizational skills, specifically with electronic and paper files
is preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology highly preferred. Prior
exposure to cardiovascular health highly preferred. Clinical trial
certification a plus.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Overtime occasionally, Patient care involved,
Weekend work occasionally
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Please describe your experience with clinical trials (specifically, indicate any clinical cardiovascular disease research experience you may have).
(Open Ended Question)
What is your level of proficiency in Excel?
Do you have experience with clinical trial billing and/or invoicing?
Do you currently have any of the following nationally recognized clinical trial certifications: CCRP, CCRC, CCRA, or ACRP-CP
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