Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - ContributingWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research AssistantPosition Number20021209Vacancy IDP012025Budgeted Hiring Range$32,559 - $40,943Pay Band Information

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

M-F 8 – 5

Department Name and NumberAnesthesiology - Research-413624Date First Posted10/07/2020Closing Date10/20/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The Institute for Trauma Recovery is an integral part of the research arm of the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine. The Department of Anesthesiology employs more than 200, including faculty, residents, fellows, CRNAs, research faculty, nurses, technicians, and support staff. The department currently has 19 active projects with a combined budget of 28 million. The department has a history of funding received from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Institute of Justice, multiple industry sponsors as well as many private foundations and organizations.

The goal of the Institute for Trauma Recovery is to advance understanding of the biological processes mediating recovery after trauma, and to use the latest scientific technology to develop individually tailored interventions that promote rapid recovery and prevent chronic symptom development. We continuously work to create a scientific community where research scientists have the intellectual space to develop and actualize their individual leadership potential within areas of interest, while also enriching the quality of their science by collaborating with a phenomenal team of faculty and staff. Our scholarly culture is driven by our devotion to the recovery of individuals experiencing trauma.

This innovative longitudinal research project has expanded before it has actually begun and already has a span that reaches across 8 states and includes a budget of 22 million. The range and scope of the project is expected to grow as additional public/private partnerships are finalized. The purpose of the study is to address knowledge gaps and fundamentally advance the field by: identifying and characterizing discrete adverse posttraumatic neuropsychiatric sequelae (APNS) constructs across units of analysis; testing a set of carefully selected, “high-yield” hypotheses regarding relationships between pre-existing, trauma-related, and recovery-related factors that contribute to the initiation and maintenance of discrete APNS. Developing ED-based algorithms is critical given that many patients who come to the ED after TE do not have health insurance or a regular source of healthcare and/or do not seek or receive adequate care. This landmark study will bring together unprecedented resources to study APNS trajectories and pathogenesis.

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

Duties will include supporting the lead coordinator and the research program manager with tracking patients in the study, conducting telephone surveys with enrolled participants, screening of potentially eligible patients and consenting patients as well as maintaining accurate and updated manuals of procedures for the studies. As additional research projects are initiated, staff are needed to meet the demands of the increased work load.

Conduct telephone surveys with enrolled participants; this includes tracking participant progress through study, contacting participants per protocol and using all allowable means to track down hard to reach participants. Perform screening of potentially eligible patients, obtain consent from patients, perform all data collection procedures and any necessary data extraction from the medical record or other documents, genotype patient samples.

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

Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an undergraduate program focused on pre-med or pre-PhD coursework in one of the following disciplines: medicine, epidemiology or public health, psychology or other biological science leading toward preparing for a graduate degree.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsEvening work occasionally, On-call occasionally, Rotating shifts occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Linkhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184219Office 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
  3. List of References
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. * Do you have research experience in the following areas? Please mark all that apply
      • Federally Funded Grants
      • Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
      • Foundation/Other Funded Projects
      • None
    3. * Do you have experience working with trauma survivors in any capacity?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have any Call Center Experience in any capacity?
      • Minimal
      • Minor
      • Extensive
      • None

     

     

     

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