Soc/Clin Research Specialist

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - ContributingWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research SpecialistPosition Number20016343Vacancy IDP012039Budgeted Hiring Range$45,000-$53,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment1-2 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

8am-5pm, occasional meetings from 5-6pm (1-2 times per month)

Department Name and NumberSurgery - Cardiothoracic-414010Date First Posted10/15/2020Closing Date10/21/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The primary purpose of the organizational unit is to provide research support for clinical outcomes research for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Additional research work by the Division of Surgical Oncology may also be supported. The research group is focused on improving outcomes of care of cardiothoracic surgery with a focus on patient-reported outcomes and quality of life improvement.

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 position will oversee daily operations for both industry sponsored and investigator initiated studies in the department of surgery. The position will have primary responsibility or oversight of multiple areas, including (1) screening, recruiting, and enrolling study participants for various research studies, (2) submitting and maintaining regulatory submissions and regulatory files for multiple studies, including IRB and PRC submissions, (3) data collection, entry, management, and quality assurance, (4) study start-up activities for all new projects, including but not limited to protocol and timeline development, and (5) overall project management for all studies. As the primary point of contact for all study matters, the Project Manager will develop study procedures and tools to assure study progress and efficient communication and documentation. He or she will work closely with the entire research team, including the Principal Investigator (PI), co-investigators, statisticians, clinical staff, and others. The Project Manager will also be recruiting on site at the outpatient surgery clinic as well as by phone and must be able to engage and communicate with a broad patient demographic, as well as clinical team, for successful study progress.

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

Must have broad knowledge of research regulations and best practices. Must have demonstrated ability to plan work and coordinate research projects, as well as to identify and solve problems independently. The position requires significant attention to detail and strong ability to balance multiple priorities and a complex timeline. Must be able to integrate into clinical environments, recognize needs and adapt as needed to achieve goals.

Must be able to work and communicate with diverse populations effectively and professionally. The Project Manager must also possess leadership skills and have ability to inspire motivation and a positive work culture.

Must be with proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience coordinating clinical trials.
• Prior experience with investigator-initiated trials.
• Prior experience with institutional review board (IRB) submissions.
• Prior experience with UNC research systems/organizations.
• Prior experience abstracting data from Electronic Health Record Systems (e.g., Epic).
• Prior experience with recruiting and consenting human subjects in person and by telephone.
• Prior experience with data collection and electronic data capture for longitudinal studies.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsEvening work 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]

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

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
    2. 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 IRB submissions and applications?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have experience consenting patients for clincial research trials or registry trials?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have experience independently managing clinical research projects?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/16/2020
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