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 20025155
Vacancy ID P013166
Budgeted Hiring Range $44,000 - $56,000
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN09
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Department Name and Number TraCS Institute-429801
Date First Posted 07/28/2021
Closing Date 10/21/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute
was established at the University of North Carolina in January 2007. The
mission of the NC TraCS Institute is to enhance the health of citizens of
North Carolina and to serve as leaders in clinical and translational science
by accelerating the pace at which specific discoveries are translated into
improved heath for the public. The NC TraCS Institute achieves this mission
through statewide efforts that unite investigators and research infrastructure
across the entire UNC system and spread the conduct of research from the
campuses into the community.
The Research Coordination and Management Unit (RCMU) is a centralized
research support unit of NC TraCS that provides study coordination services to
UNC Investigators. Research coordinators within the unit provide support to a
variety of clinical research projects and Investigators across UNC, as well as
work closely with the RCMU team and other TraCS colleagues to support the
mission of the RCMU and NC TraCS.
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.
The Research Specialist will serve as a Study Coordinator within the Research
Coordination and Management Unit (RCMU). Working with the RCMU is a unique
opportunity to contribute to projects in various specialties and gain
significant experience in all aspects of human subjects research. We are
seeking a coordinator with a comprehensive scope of applied research knowledge
who has a desire to grow and expand their expertise, abilities, and impact on
UNC research. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and as
part of a team, possessing both problem-solving initiative and willingness to
learn from and collaborate with colleagues.
The Study Coordinator will execute study protocols, including
recruitment/enrollment, conducting study procedures, collecting and
maintaining data, tracking and reporting, and ensuring quality and accuracy
across a variety of therapeutic areas and protocols of varied complexity.
Additionally, the Study Coordinator will provide expertise to PIs in areas
such as start-up activities, study processes implementation and improvement,
and practical application of regulations and GCP, among other needs.
Primary duties will include:
- Day-to-day operations and coordination for research studies across various
therapeutic areas: recruit, consent and enroll participants to research
studies, conduct study visits and collect data per study protocol, perform
study procedures, complete case report forms and data entry, track study
progress, maintain appropriate logs and records, respond to data queries and
facilitate monitoring/auditing visits.
- Engaging independently and professionally with study personnel,
investigators, sponsors and service providers to ensure smooth and efficient
- Maintaining good clinical practice and compliance with all regulatory
bodies and study protocols.
- Working closely with study teams, Principal Investigators and Senior RCMU
Coordinators to ensure efficient and successful start-up and management of
research protocols. Independently completing regulatory submissions for
initial approval and required updates. Tracking study progress, meeting
deadlines, identifying areas for quality improvements, recommending and
- Working collaboratively within the RCMU to streamline research processes
and implement innovative solutions to increase efficiencies. Participating in
continuing education activities, including teaching, mentoring and learning on
an ongoing basis.
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
- Knowledge of research best practices and regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully implement study protocols, recruit and
enroll study participants, and collect and maintain data.
- Significant attention to detail and the ability to successfully balance
multiple competing priorities.
- Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional, effective,
diplomatic manner, with excellent communication skills and a focus on customer
- Ability to work independently, as well as function as part of a team.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
- Experience with UNC research systems/organizations including IRB, CRMS,
- Experience in varied clinical areas and ability to identify and solve
- Professional research coordination certification (CCRC, CCRP) or
willingness to obtain certification
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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Do you have experience working on industry-sponsored clinical research?
Do you have experience working on grant-funded (eg. NIH) clinical research?
Do you have experience independently managing clinical trials?
Are you proficient with Microsoft Office?