Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey

Working Title:

Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$36,756 - $45,000

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

2 years

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 9 – 5:30, with flexibility and some evenings or weekends if needed.

Department Name and Number:

Womens Health Resrch Ctr-425201

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) is an innovative model for providing comprehensive non-laboratory based research services to investigators across the UNC campus. Launched in 2000, the Center fosters interdisciplinary research collaboration, facilitates grant preparation, coordinates research, supports career development of women’s health researchers, and enhances visibility of women’s health research at UNC, in the local community and at the state and national level. CWHR supports research teams without regard to the administrative unit that will receive the award, and prioritizes assisting with proposals that would not otherwise receive facilitation and/or those that, if funded, would launch a new area of women’s health research at UNC.
The Mother-Infant Biobehaviorial Laboratory is part of the Department of Psychiatry within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The primary purpose of this clinical research program is to explore the biological underpinnings of human social interactions and to understand how they are altered by biobehavioral factors such as depression, pregnancy, lactation and substance abuse. A second purpose is to understand the influence these factors exert on long term physical and psychological health and disease risk.

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 primary purpose of this position is to provide overall project support for a five-year study of mothers and young children. The person in this position will lead the study team in primary data collection of biological and behavioral data from mothers and their young children. This person will be responsible for cardiovascular data collection management and analysis. This person will be responsible for communicating with multiple members of the research team to schedule and perform research study visits. Biological data collection includes cardiovascular, hair sample and blood samples. This person will train and supervise junior staff and students to manage, edit and store research data, including video recorded dyadic interactions.

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:

Clinical research experience with pregnant women or mothers with a history of depression or anxiety, and their young children. High level of comfort working with young children, infants and/or other vulnerable populations is required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to supervise junior staff and students to complete research protocols.
Must be very reliable, mature, professional, conscientious, and have meticulous attention to detail.
Must be proficient in REDCap, Microsoft Office, have a basic understanding of scientific principles, research methods and subject confidentiality, and comfort with online calendars.
Must have experience collecting and editing cardiac impedance and heart rate variability data, preferable with MindWare hardware & software.
Must have experience with cloud-based data storage, and digital video recording.

Preferred Qualifications:

Biosample acquisition and Wetlab experience.
Conversational in Spanish.
Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice. Experience with IRB, REDCap, EPIC, IDA, and/or SAS. Comfort with Microsoft Windows.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Must have valid NC driver’s license.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License

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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time