Soc/Clin Research Specialist

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - JourneyWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research SpecialistPosition Number20001972Vacancy IDP012013Budgeted Hiring Range$53,000-$57,601Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN11Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Department Name and NumberPeds-Pulmonology-412014Date First Posted10/15/2020Closing Date10/21/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology provides state of the art diagnosis and treatment of lung disease in children, as well as cutting edge research into many aspects of pulmonary disease. We treat patients from newborn to young adult, and care for a variety of common and uncommon problems including asthma, lung disease of prematurity, and cystic fibrosis. Our nurses and physicians manage complex pulmonary disease in the context of a multidisciplinary team including experts in nutrition, physical therapy, speech pathology, and social work.

Outpatient consultations are provided in clinics held at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, at the N.C. Children’s Specialty Clinic in Raleigh and in our AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) clinic in Wilmington, NC. Our inpatients are cared for at N.C. Children’s Hospital, a facility that opened in 2002. Our goal is to continue our state-of-the-art treatment of patients while advancing our knowledge of pulmonary disease through basic and clinical research. We strive to offer the best medical care and find long term solutions for our patients and their families.

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

This Social/Clinical Research Specialist role supports clinical research activities in the Division of Pulmonology in the Department of Pediatrics.

The Social/Clinical Research Specialist provides support for the extensive research endeavors of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division through participation in multiple research projects, specifically related to Cystic Fibrosis research. This is a high volume clinical research program that participates in cutting edge research. The work involves daily communication with patients, families, other health care professionals, regulatory/compliance offices and funding agencies/foundations.

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

Essential to the role is: experience with direct patient/family interaction; experience with study subject recruitment/coordination; preparation/submission of documentation to internal and external regulatory units (e.g., IRB, CTC, OSR, CTRC); skill in obtaining precise measurements consistent with quality research; the ability to process, package and ship research specimens according to documented standard protocols. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are required to function as part of a team as well as for the successful recruitment of and ongoing interaction with children as research subjects and with their families.

The role requires an organized, detail-oriented, and flexible individual, capable of managing competing priorities. It is essential the selected candidate possess: previous clinical research work experience in an academic health care setting; experience with general office computer systems and programs; demonstrated ability to work independently with limited guidance.

Preferred Qualifications

While not required, it is preferred that the selected candidate will have experience with and/or knowledge of: cystic fibrosis or other chronic disease, the special requirements for working with a pediatric population, lung function testing and measuring vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry). Prior work experience with UNC Health Care or UNC School of Medicine is strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsEvening work occasionally, Overtime occasionallyPosition 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]

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
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 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
  2. * Do you have experience with patient recruitment for research?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your working knowledge of medical terminology, techniques and methodologies you've used with clinical research projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your past research experience, such as recruitment and IRB.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 10/16/2020
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