Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - AdvancedWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research AssistantPosition Number20036195Vacancy IDP011990Budgeted Hiring Range$48,007-$58,676Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-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-Hematology/Oncology-412011Date First Posted09/24/2020Closing Date10/30/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryHealth Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)Department Description

The mission of the UNC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program is to treat and cure children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases through participation in both national and locally designed treatment protocols. The program has active inpatient and outpatient services and an accredited fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. In addition to on-site clinical activities, physicians see patients in an outreach setting through Area Health Education Center (AHEC) clinics in Wilmington. In Chapel Hill, multidisciplinary clinics are dedicated to patients with hemophilia, sickle cell disease, brain tumors, late effects of anticancer therapy, and general hematology/oncology. These clinics are staffed with social workers, psychologists, school teachers and other pediatric subspecialist in addition to the major oncology specialties (chemotherapists; radiation oncologists; general; orthopedic; and neuro-surgeons; nurses).

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 Clinical/Social Research Assistant reports directly to the Clinical/Social Research Specialist. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Clinical/Social Research Specialist with the regulatory aspects of consortium research studies (initial IRB submissions, continuing reviews and protocol amendments), enrollment of study patients, patient registration, as well as study management including data abstraction & entry, lab processing & shipping, and creation of shadow study charts. The Clinical/Social Research Assistant will assist with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Industry studies, COG non-Industry studies, New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) studies, and other clinical trials within the PHO Division.

Selected candidate should be able to transcribe data accurately into the appropriate data capture forms/database in a timely fashion per the clinical trials agreement; selected candidate must also be able to assist in initiating, maintaining and updating all protocols with central and local IRBs and minting the appropriate regulatory documents.

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 experience coordinating either Bone Marrow Transplant or industry therapeutic studies.
• Must have experience processing biospecimens (blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, or tissue specimens).
• Must have experience completing data entry and responding to queries from sponsors.

Preferred Qualifications

It is strongly preferred that the selected candidate have a license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina with Pediatric Oncology experience; graduated from a state accredited school of professional nursing. Experience with clinical research (including the UNC IRB processes, FDA regulatory requirements, ICH GCP guidelines, ACRP or SOCRA certification) is strongly desired. Pediatric Oncology experience and familiarity with Children’s Oncology Group preferred. A working knowledge or ability to understand FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is preferred. Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with clinical investigators, laboratory, study sponsors, IRB, Office of Clinical Trials, and support staff. Candidate should have an understanding of medical terminology with the ability to extract information and summarize patient data.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition 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
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 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. * Please briefly describe your experience coordinating either Bone Marrow Transplant or industry therapeutic studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your professional experience processing biospecimens (blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid and tissue specimens).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your data entry experience involved with clinical studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Briefly describe your experience communicating with clinical trial industry sponsors.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 10/18/2020
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