Study Coordinator

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

October 21, 2021


Posting Information 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 Pay Band Information

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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 Work Schedule

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

Department Description

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.

Position Description

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 study progress.

- 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 implementing improvements.

- 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 institutions.

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 service.

- Ability to work independently, as well as function as part of a team.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with UNC research systems/organizations including IRB, CRMS, Epic@UNC, OSR,

- Experience in varied clinical areas and ability to identify and solve problems.

- Professional research coordination certification (CCRC, CCRP) or willingness to obtain certification

Required Licenses/Certifications


Special Physical and Mental Requirements


Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: //

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have experience working on industry-sponsored clinical research?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience working on grant-funded (eg. NIH) clinical research?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience independently managing clinical trials?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you proficient with Microsoft Office?
  • Yes
  • No
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