Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - JourneyWorking TitleSoc/Clin Research AssistantPosition Number20037312Vacancy IDP012066Budgeted Hiring Range$31,200 - $45,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN08Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment2 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

Mon – Fri
8am – 4pm

Department Name and NumberGenetics-423501Date First Posted10/27/2020Closing Date11/02/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The Department of Genetics is one of the Basic Sciences Departments within the School of Medicine. The primary mission of this Department is research and teaching. A faculty member heads each of the research labs. The teaching centers on graduate and medical students in the field of Genetics and Genomics.

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 major focus of the Sullivan lab is the genetic dissection of complex traits of great public health importance -particularly schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, anorexia nervosa, and autism. This requires collaborations with researchers in other UNC departments/centers and other institutions worldwide. Dr. Sullivan launched the UNC Center for Psychiatric Genomics (CPG) and is a founder and the lead principal investigator of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), the largest consortium in the history of psychiatry.

The purpose of this position is to assist with Sullivan Lab’s studies, including human subjects research. This individual will have patient contact when recruiting, consenting, and collecting information and biological samples from patients.
A considerable amount of time is involved in study recruitment, patient scheduling, collecting biological samples, doing data entry in study databases, and abstracting patient medical records.

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

Experience working in a clinical setting with patient and clinician contact.
Phlebotomy experience.
Experience using Epic EHR system10.

Preferred Qualifications

-Minimum 2 years interpersonal (both written and oral) communication
-Handling and storing biological samples including saliva samples and blood samples stored in 80 freezers
-Experience conducting telephone cold calling or sales calls
-Software experience: Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Access; Adobe
-Superior time management and organizational skills, and attention to detail.

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. * Do you have prior social clinical research experience?
    • YES
    • NO
  3. * Do you have experience with Phlebotomy?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 10/29/2020
Application Due: 11/4/2020
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