Clinical Research Assistant

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - ContributingWorking TitleClinical Research AssistantPosition Number20037314Vacancy IDP012049Budgeted Hiring Range$31,200 - $40,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN07Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment3 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Department Name and NumberRadiology - Research-412802Date First Posted10/19/2020Closing Date10/26/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The Department of Radiology, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is committed to excellence in providing radiological services to the people of North Carolina, training future radiologists and engaging in basic and clinical research. The physicians provide services to patients at UNC Hospitals as well as additional sites across the state. Out of necessity, radiology became the first department to automate billing of professional fees. More than one-half of the faculty are also directly involved in research studies with other universities, with other departments in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Epidemiology Research Team (ERT) within the Department of Radiology conducts studies on breast and lung cancer screening, comparative effectiveness of new technologies, and health services research. Currently, the ERT group is working to develop a research agenda in lung cancer, across the cancer care continuum. The North Carolina Lung Screening Registry (NC LSR) was first funded in 2014 by the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute to create the infrastructure for a population-based lung screening registry and to serve as a resource for researchers interested in studying the outcomes of community-based lung cancer screening in North Carolina. The ERT is actively seeking additional funding for other cancer screening projects that will focus on the application of epidemiologic principles to study

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 primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance for research projects for the Epidemiology Research Team on a National Institutes of Health funded lung cancer screening study.
The study will build on prior research to expand a lung screening registry that will study the use of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening in North Carolina.
The primary purpose of this position will serve as a Research Assistant for the NC Lung Screening Registry (NC LSR) study and related projects. Duties will include reviewing health care information and abstracting health related data into a secure web-based system named REDCap, assisting with research activities in clinic and research office, and assisting with other project needs as necessary.

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 ability to observe, collect, and record a variety of data/information within well-defined research parameters and maintain accurate documentation of data/information collected. Candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to successfully work as a collaborative team member to improve data collection methods. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite applications is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience recruiting patients and assisting in collection of biospecimens is preferred.

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
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    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. What is your highest degree/degree level?
      • Some High School
      • High School/GED
      • Associate
      • Bachelor
      • Masters
      • PharmD
      • PhD
      • JD
      • MLS/MIS
      • DVM
      • DDS
      • MD
      • Other
    3. Briefly describe your experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. Please describe your experience working in a team environment.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. Do you have knowledge of clinical research principles, study design, protocol compliance assessment, data collection methods, and ongoing study maintenance?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills required to collect and report project data?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/20/2020
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