Soc/Clin Research Manager

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Manager - ContributingWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research ManagerPosition Number20037242Vacancy IDP012015Budgeted Hiring Range$53,996 - $65,000Pay Band Information

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade EquivalentGN12Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment1 yearHours per week40Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Department Name and NumberBiostatistics - CSCC-462002Date First Posted10/02/2020Closing Date10/26/2020Position 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

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.

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

Biostatisticians support data analysis, report production, planning, coordination, and conduct of multi-center research studies. This position will demonstrate expertise in communication and technical knowledge. The degree of specialized statistical knowledge, communication abilities, and the level of original thinking, input on direction and content of an analysis will be critical to the level of independence expected in working on manuscript collaboration and analyses. This position is being recruited for at the Contributing Competency Level under the Career Banding program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned; or Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and two years of research/analysis, preferably with one year in a supervisory role; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position will support data analysis, writing of scientific manuscripts, planning, coordination and conduct of multi-center research studies in the Department of Biostatistics of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. A working knowledge of applied aspects of observational and clinical trials study design, data analysis, research data management and statistical programming is required. Experience with applied data analysis, such as linear and log-linear modeling, survival analysis and survey sampling, is recommended. This position demands the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments concurrently in this multi-center collaborative research environment. Intermediate-level computing skills, including SAS software, are essential to carrying out the statistical methods required of this position. The position requires the ability to analyze data and then interpret and evaluate the results. Demonstration of effective communication skills in the presentation of statistical results in both written and oral form is important. Good interpersonal skills are required for the position’s frequent interaction with external stakeholders such as investigators and field center personnel as well as internal team members comprised of research staff, programmers, and other statisticians. The employee must understand and protect the confidentiality of study data to ensure the protection of human subjects involved in the research.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on complex health research projects requiring complex data management and analysis is highly desirable. Experience with other high-level statistical software packages (such as R or M-plus) in addition to SAS is desirable but not essential.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience with clinical research data analysis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What is your level of experience with using SAS or other statistical software packages for data analysis?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Manager position.
    • Master's or Doctorate in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position;
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 6 years of related research/analysis experience, with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and at least preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
    • BA/BS degree in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position and at least 2 years of research/analysis and preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
    • AA/AS degree in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position and at least 4 years of research/analysis, with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 6 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 5 years of experience), with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one y
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 10 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 7 years of experience), with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one ye
    • None of the above




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Posted: 10/20/2020
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