Soc/Clin Research Specialist
Posting InformationPosition TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - ContributingWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research SpecialistPosition Number20036041Vacancy IDP012002Budgeted Hiring Range$45,130 - $51,000Pay Band Information
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment3 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule
M-F, 8-5Department Name and NumberBiostatistics - CSCC-462002Date First Posted09/30/2020Closing Date10/19/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description
The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) is a division within the Department of Biostatistics of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (UNC). As the coordinating center for a number of multi-center clinical trials and epidemiology studies, the CSCC provides study design, data management, statistical analysis, quality assurance, and study management services to a broad array of projects funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The organization includes faculty from the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Medicine and research staff with training and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science/data management, and project management. Total employees currently number between 100 and 105. The CSCC was established in 1971 as the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) Coordinating Center and has operated continually since that time. To reflect the addition of new studies and expansion into new research areas, the LRC Coordinating Center changed its name to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in 1984. Major research programs for which the CSCC currently serves as coordinating center include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC); Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN); Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) as part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL); Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS); Biological Underpinning of COPD Heterogeneity and Progression (SPIROMICS II); Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation Prone Asthma Network (PrecISE); Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL),; and Preconceptional Health of Latinas and its Association with Child Adiposity (HCHS-FLOR). Information on these and other studies can be found at http://www.cscc.unc.edu/cscc/index.phpEqual 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.
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.Position Description
THIS IS A TIME LIMITED POSITION
This Social/Clinical Research Specialist (SCRS) is a member of one or more research study teams managed by a Project Director and Principal Investigator (faculty). The position plays an important role in the operational support of research studies, where the CSCC acts as the primary Operations, Data Management, and Statistical Coordinating Center, and is responsible for supporting various activities within the project lifecycle including development, planning, coordination, and monitoring of clinical study conduct and data quality control.
The SCRS supports a variety of clinical research activities, including but not limited to: the facilitation and coordination of observational studys and clinical trials according to protocols, preparation/submission of regulatory documents, clinical monitoring and study management processes in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA guidelines, and other regulations.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
This position requires Contributing-level applied competencies of Technical Knowledge (clinical research principles and regulatory documentation and monitoring), Communication (preparation of data queries, reports and presentations of compiled results), Data/Information Collection (organizing and collecting records, data entry, and archival) and Information and Records Administration (compilation, summary and report generation). The work requires use of considerable judgement and research skills.
The position requires knowledge of applied aspects of observational study and clinical trial design, data analysis, research data management and reporting through education or work experience.
Candidates must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong attention to detail; and an ability to handle deadlines, flexibility with priorities, and ability to handle confidential information.
Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other MS Office and electronic mail software, and experience with electronic informational resources (including the internet and informational databases) is required.Preferred Qualifications
The candidate will have experience in a research setting. Clinical research study experience is preferred, particularly with data management, tracking, and monitoring as well as regulatory development and oversight experience.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential. Good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work within a team are essential.
Two years of relevant research experience or a Master’ degree with at least one year of relevant research experience is preferred.Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Linkhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/183985Office 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
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Describe your clinical research experience.
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- * Do you have prior experience working for a coordinating center? If so, please describe your prior experience.
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- * What software programs are you proficient at and which are you familiar with?
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- 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