Soc/Clin Research Specialist (Study Coordinator)

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey

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Soc/Clin Research Specialist (Study Coordinator)

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Full-Time Permanent

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Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Department Name and Number:

Peds-Children's Research Inst-412019

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Research Institute (CRI) supports research focused on childhood diseases and disorders in the Department and across the University, providing infrastructure for facilitating interdisciplinary and collaborative research efforts, advancing the health of children in NC and beyond.

Research efforts focused on human subjects from pediatric populations are supported by the CRI Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (Peds CRU). CRI Peds CRU provides pediatric clinical researchers infrastructure, including program management, regulatory support, data management, sample processing, training/mentoring, community building, space to conduct visits, and study coordinators.

The CRI serves as a hub, reaching out across the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina, and beyond to actively assemble cross-disciplinary researchers. Peds CRU studies include diagnostic tests, early phase therapeutics, cohort studies, and randomized trials, pairing new investigators with experienced ones in the collaboration of these studies. The Department’s organizational component consists of 14 divisions, various off campus sites and additional cost centers, all of which are invited to participate in our clinical trial initiatives.

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 Social/Clinical Research Specialist role supports clinical research activities in the UNC Children’s Research Institute (CRI) in the Department of Pediatrics. The position provides support for the extensive research endeavors of the CRI through participation in multiple research projects. There will be daily communication with patients, families, other health care professionals, regulatory/compliance offices and funding agencies/foundations.

The Social/Clinical Research Specialist will be responsible for coordination and management of clinical trials. Duties will include patient recruitment, study procedures, administration of survey/questionnaires and data collection and maintenance.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

- Experience working directly with patients and families from diverse backgrounds;
- Experience with study subject recruitment/coordination;
- Proven understanding of clinical research principles, methods of data collection and analysis. The coordinator must understand all aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) for preparation/submission of clinical studies compliant to FDA and IRB regulations.
- Ability to understand protocols and teach them to faculty, fellows, and clinic personnel;
- Ability to educate patients;
- Basic knowledge of drug administration;
- Ability to use computers and test equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not required, it is preferred that the selected candidate will have 2 plus years in pediatric or adult clinical research. Preference will be given to candidates with recent and direct experience that includes UNC IRB and EPIC. The preferred candidate will also possess NIH multi-center clinical trials, including startup, recruitment, study management, data collection and closeout.

Experience with competitive enrollment studies is also favored. Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) certification is strongly desired.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally

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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time