Project Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

Project Coordinator

Position Number:

20037590, 20037591, 20037592, and 20037594

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$53,772 - $65,000

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (flexible)

Department Name and Number:

Social Medicine-424901

Date First Posted:


Closing Date:


Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

UNC Center for Health Equity Research is a vibrant intellectual home for health equity research and innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill and aims for global recognition of its role as a leader in the field. The work of the Center will bring together scholars, trainees and community members from diverse disciplines to form collaborative multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation and translational research. This shared commitment will serve as a bridge among their disciplines and levels of experience. Center members will generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research thus driving innovation in collaboration with underserved communities to improve health.

The Center for Health Equity Research is located at the UNC Department of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine.

The Center Director is Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc. The Center’s core programmatic areas will serve as initial areas of program emphasis which include:
• Advancing the methods, metrics and analytic frameworks used in health equity research, engaged scholarship and community based participatory research;
• Policy relevant patient and community centered outcomes research to advance equity and quality of healthcare in underserved populations;
• Developing, testing, and disseminating interventions to achieve health equity;
• Translating discoveries in health equity research into social enterprise and innovation

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 recruitment is for four (4) Project Coordinators: 20037590, 20037591, 20037592, and 20037594. By applying, you will be considered for all four vacancies.

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the Coordinating and Data Collection Center (CDCC) for a program that will overcome barriers and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populations across the U.S. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is one arm of a wider effort called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx). The arm to be coordinated by this project is called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP). The RADx-UP program will support research that aims to better understand COVID-19 testing patterns among underserved and vulnerable populations; strengthen the data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, and outcomes; and develop strategies to reduce the disparities in COVID-19 testing.

The Project Coordinator will report to a Program Leader and will help lead, coordinate, and implement research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of assigned tasks within program domain(s). The Project Coordinator will lead an Assistant Project Coordinator that will provide coordination across the CDCC for community engaged research project activities and ensure seamless integration of teams for rapid, focused, and informed decision-making.

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:

Must have project or program management knowledge, and general knowledge about research regulation and best practice. Must have demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems independently. The position requires significant attention to detail and strong ability to balance multiple priorities.

Must be able to work and communicate with diverse populations effectively and professionally. The Project Coordinator must also possess leadership skills and have ability to inspire motivation and a positive work culture.

Must be with proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years of experience in project or program management, with increasing scope and independence. A minimum of two (2) years closely related research experience or a minimum of one (1) year directly related experience in community based research

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time