Research Assistant

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Posting Information

Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - ContributingWorking TitleResearch AssistantPosition Number20034388Vacancy IDP011933Budgeted Hiring Range$35104 - $41000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN07Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment2 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Department Name and NumberLineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801Date First Posted09/03/2020Closing Date09/09/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.

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 Assistant will perform recruitment, data collection, and patient follow-up activities for the coordination of clinical research studies within the Office of Clinical Translational Research (OCTR) at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Research Assistant will collaborate with oncology staff, Principal Investigators and OCTR colleagues to meet recruitment goals and facilitate compliant research procedures per GCP guidelines. The Research Assistant will be responsible for administering informed consent, HIPAA, questionnaires, coordinating biospecimen collection, accurately entering data from medical records and source data into databases, and assisting with other administrative duties as needed.

This is a two year time-limited position.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Strong communication and organizational skills to facilitate coordination of study processes. Familiarity with clinical research software, and familiarity with regulatory requirements for clinical research.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in clinical research field. Skill and facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; working experience with obtaining informed consent and enrolling subjects into protocols, experience entering and managing data sets; medical chart review and direct patient contact in the inpatient hospital setting preferred; strong verbal communication, decision making, and the ability to collaborate also preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsClinic – UNCH or ACC, Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, LaboratoryPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link 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 [email protected]

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

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position.
      • Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate in any field.
      • Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of experience.
      • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience).
      • High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience.
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal 8 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
      • None of the above
    2. * Are you familiar with clinical research software?
      • yes
      • no
    3. * Are you familiar with regulatory requirements for clinical research?
      • yes
      • no
    4. * Do you have previous patient care or research experience?
      • yes
      • no
    5. * Do you feel comfortable approaching potential patients in clinic?
      • yes
      • no




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    Posted: 9/9/2020
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