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:

$33,000 - $42,999

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

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Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday
8am to 5pm

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The University of North Carolina, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a world-class academic Orthopaedic department. UNC-CH Orthopaedics has been providing state-of-the-art care to the people of North Carolina for greater than 50 years, while also producing cutting edge, internationally recognized research. The department supports an active research effort and has extensive collaborative agreements with other university departments including: Biomedical Engineering, Rheumatology, Exercise and Sports Science, and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Department of Orthopaedics has multiple clinical care sites, including the Ambulatory Care Center, Carolina Pointe II, Hillsborough Hospital, UNC Main Hospital and Campus Health Services.
To learn more about UNC Orthopaedics please visit or website:

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 position is to support the Clinical Research Specialist with clinical research organization and implementation. The main focus of this position is to screen potential subjects; recruit patients; obtain informed consent and gather clinical and research data. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator, resident physicians and other research staff involved in active clinical trials. Additionally, this position will work with clinic staff – including nurses and physicians in the various clinical settings. A large part of this position involves maintaining contact with the research subjects, collecting research data, data entry, building research databases, study start up activities, consent documentation, and maintaining regulatory and IRB documents. This position may cover multiple industry funded, government funded or investigator initiated research studies.

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 have very strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to work independently. It is essential that the candidate be able to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and apply those guidelines appropriately. The candidate must have demonstrated experience and/or ability in organizing workflow and coordinating multiple priorities.

The candidate must be familiar with HIPAA and have completed formal training. The candidate must be familiar with the concepts of Good Clinical Practice.

The candidate must have a robust experience working with MS Office, which includes MS Excel and MS Access (or similar database software) and an electronic medical record. The candidate must be familiar with data entry, database management and data storage requirements for research. The candidate must have experience working with the IRB, and experience working in an academic medical center

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in recruiting and working in clinical research. Working knowledge of REDcap. Working knowledge of Epic (EMR)

Position/Schedule Requirements:

On-call occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time