Better Tomorrow Network Lead Research Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

Better Tomorrow Network Lead Research Coordinator

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$53,772 - $71,696

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

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Work Schedule:

M-F 8 – 5

Department Name and Number:

Anesthesiology - Research-413624

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Better Tomorrow Network is an integral part of the research arm of the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine. The Department of Anesthesiology employs more than 200, including faculty, residents, fellows, CRNAs, research faculty, nurses, technicians, and support staff. The department currently has 19 active projects with a combined budget of 28 million. The department has a history of funding received from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Institute of Justice, multiple industry sponsors as well as many private foundations and organizations.

The goal of the Better Tomorrow Network is to advance understanding of the biological processes mediating recovery after trauma in our WISE Research Study, RISE Research Study and our Backpack Study and to use the latest scientific technology to develop individually tailored interventions that promote rapid recovery and prevent chronic symptom development. We continuously work to create a scientific community where research scientists have the intellectual space to develop and actualize their individual leadership potential within areas of interest, while also enriching the quality of their science by collaborating with a phenomenal team of faculty and staff. Our scholarly culture is driven by our devotion to the recovery of individuals experiencing trauma.

The purpose of the Better Tomorrow Network is to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of performing longitudinal evaluations of sexual assault survivors who receive post-assault SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) care. Data collected will provide important information regarding the recovery process after sexual assault. The data will also provide important information concerning the experiences of sexual assault survivors with law enforcement, SANE nurses, and other medical providers. This information will be used to improve the care of sexual assault survivors. The proposed study is groundbreaking in that it will be the first to evaluate mechanisms of chronic musculoskeletal pain pathogenesis after sexual assault. The knowledge gained from these studies will inform the development of preventive intervention trials for a large population of women sexual assault survivors who would be willing to participate in such trials.

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 the Better Tomorrow Network Lead Research Coordinator is to independently provide clinical research administration and to function as the study manager in our WISE, RISE and Backpack Study via management of other treatment sites. A multi-state, NIH project with 100’s of study participants. The studies includes repeat occurrences of data retrieval over a 12 month period of time. Duties include the development/modification of procedures, research subject/data/regulatory oversight, and budget management, The position will oversee the current network of subcontracted sites and lead the identification, selection, and negotiation of up to 5 additional sites. The position will ensure that the contracted locations have the skill level and availability necessary to properly conduct the research. The position will also ensure that all staff members are adhering to the appropriate SOP’s and achieving excellence in patient/research participant care. The position is responsible for real time and continuous evaluation of data trends, follow-up with providers and for modifying protocols to ensure that research goals are met. Due to the nature of the research (sexual assault in women) and the geographical spread of the study sites across time zones, typical encounters are after business hours and on the weekends, therefore it is typical that the position will independently provide support, respond when a potential research subject has been identified, and make decisions accordingly. These responsibilities relate to the mission of the Better Tomorrow Network by maintaining quality research and by addressing patient safety, regulatory compliance which impacts research quality and safeguards institutional integrity.

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:

Necessary qualifications include an outstanding professional track record, a passion and dedication to research, the ability to work independent, outstanding organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and an interest in a career in clinical research. The chosen candidate must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience leading a research project.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

On-call, Weekend work

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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time