Research Screener

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Screener

Department Name:

Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801

Vacancy ID:


Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

$20.00 - $24.00/hour


Full-Time Temporary

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 7:30pm, weekends possible

(schedule requires some flexibility and is subject to change depending on study needs).

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

The primary purpose of the Research Screener position is to identify, recruit, and refer potential research participants from the Wake County Human Services Clinic B. This includes but is not limited to, assessing patients for study eligibility, conferring with patients and their providers, obtaining informed consent, as well as entering data, and resolving data discrepancies.

• facilitating study start-up activities
• participant recruitment, telephone screening, and scheduling
• data and sample collection
• data entry
• simple lab processing
• study supply management
• documentation according to assigned protocols
• occasional courier duties

Work location is primarily in Raleigh at Wake County Human Services Clinic B, but will also be on UNC campus periodically for meetings, trainings, etc.

Candidates must be willing to assist with other study needs across the unit and outside of their assigned protocols during down-time, including, but not limited to; preparing study testing kits and materials, providing visit reminders, data entry, transporting specimens, and assisting/interfacing with our large clinical research team.

Personal protective equipment and proper training to use it will be provided.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors Degree in a related field required; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Candidates must be reliable, self-directed, and highly organized.
A Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of research experience are required.
Experience interfacing with research participants or in a clinical setting highly desired.
Strong preference is given to candidates fluent in Spanish and/or with any electronic medical record system.

Candidates must be 1) self-motivated, 2) highly detail-oriented and willing to follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) precisely, 3) flexible to daily changes in work scope, and 4) able to work in a fast-paced environment and under demanding time constraints.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Must be willing to work in a clinical setting and able, after appropriate training, to use personal protective equipment consistently and follow our unit’s Standard Operating Procedures for keeping each other safe.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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