BATLab Research Assistant

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Contributing

Working Title:

BATLab Research Assistant

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$35,104 - $43,000

Pay Band Information:

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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- Saturday; 8am-5pm
Hours based on project needs

Department Name and Number:

Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases is a multi-departmental center within the School of Medicine that exists to conduct infectious disease-related scientific, clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral research domestically and internationally, as we provide technical assistance for the development of HIV care and prevention programs.

Specifically, the Behavior and Technology Lab (BATLab) facilitates health behavior change through conducting technology-based research on all aspects of sexual health including factors that impact the acquisition, transmission, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The UNC Behavior and Technology Lab is part of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the UNC Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

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 BATLab Research Assistant will operate as a member of the BATLab and iTech study teams by providing direct research administrative support to the design, implementation, and evaluation of HIV (and COVID-19) prevention and care behavioral intervention research studies led by faculty investigators.

This position will assist with online BATLab studies that focus on health behavior change for sexual and gender minority youth. The range of responsibilities include but are not limited to: project planning, developing methodology, database development and management, data/information collection and analysis, recruitment and enrollment/retention of study participants, and prepping and planning publications.

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:

The candidate must possess knowledge of research principles and practices and have the ability to work well within a diverse team. This includes but is not limited to: communicating with community partners and participants, managing data dissemination and input, and coordinating study-related strategies with the rest of the staff.
• Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, which are required for interacting with project participants, data collectors, and project staff and the ability to coordinate exchange of communication.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with others, including documenting steps needed to collect information and to independently provide consultation related to the specific goals, protocols, and regulatory guidance.
• Must have the ability to follow established guidelines for assessing compliance with protocol and manuals of operational procedures.
• Ability to maintain professional ethics while consistently exercising discretion and confidentiality.
• Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and possess good problem-solving skills.
• Must be able to work independently
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel & Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of direct experience with technology-based research.
Experience working with sexual and gender minority populations; youth/young adults; HIV-positive populations; and/or racial/ethnic minority populations.
Proficiency in technology-related communication including some basic knowledge of website creation and management, social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), smartphone apps and SMS texting.
Knowledge of health disparities and challenges.
Interest in the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions (e.g. use of smartphones, social media, internet) to improve health and wellness.
Prior experience with research studies, managing retention strategies, and interest in working with the target population is preferred.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time