Social/Clinical Research Assistant

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey

Working Title:

Social/Clinical Research Assistant

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$31,200 - $41,200

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

24 months

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Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

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Position Location:

Pembroke/Lumberton, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education, and research. Over the past twenty-five years, the School has built a reputation for cutting-edge research, rigorous programs, and outstanding faculty, staff and students.

The Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (DPOP) is committed to excellence in research, education, and service that advances the optimal use of medications with the goal of improving human health. The School of Pharmacy is the oldest of the health sciences academic programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and is the #1 ranked pharmacy school in the United States.

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:

This is a 30-hour a week position. The responsibilities of this permanent time-limited position primarily focus on patient recruiting efforts based at two pediatric clinics located in Lumberton and Pembroke, North Carolina: Actively recruit adolescents 11-17 and their parents to participate in two studies funded by The Duke Endowment (one focused on ADHD and one focused on disseminating a website for adolescents focused on ADHD and asthma). Lead data collection, prepare and ensure adherence to data collection timelines and protocols, and follow patients over time. Manage project supplies. Patient recruiting and follow-up. Research assistant will be responsible for: (1) working with clinic staff at both clinics to identify and recruit adolescents 11-17 and their parents, (2) enrolling patients and collecting data for the two studies, (3) tracking the patients who are enrolled, (4) conducting follow-up interviews 6 and 12 months after the baseline visits, (5) abstracting information from the medical records of participating patients. Work requires knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques and terminology. Positions at this level perform a variety of specialized techniques and/or procedures. Positions may function as lead worker. Attending monthly project meetings via phone with Principal Investigator/project manager. Regular progress reporting to research team.

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 demonstrate the ability to analyze and reconcile data/information
for reports from different
internal and external sources.
- Leads/updates exchange of research information through dialog,
instruction and demonstration.
- Coordinates data/information collection and/or quality control procedures.
- Identifies and reports variations or discrepancies in the data/information within the defined
research parameters.
- Demonstrates strong communication skills.
- Works in Lumberton-Pembroke

Preferred Qualifications:

- MPH, or directly related Master’s degree preferred.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience working with adolescents aged 11-17.
- Experience with research, data collection and management, and project management.
- Experience working with adults and children/teens, working in a health care setting and/or in
an academic research setting.
- Reliable transportation.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Night work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
Work Type: Full Time