Assistant Project Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing

Working Title:

Assistant Project Coordinator

Position Number:

20038266, 20038267 and 20038268

Vacancy ID:


Budgeted Hiring Range:

$40,000 - $50,000

Pay Band Information:

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Salary Grade Equivalent:


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 three (3) Assistant Project Coordinators: 20038266, 20038267, and 20038268. By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all three 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 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 Assistant Project Coordinator will play a significant role in accomplishing project objectives by providing direct technical assistance to community engaged projects with direction from a Project Coordinator. The position will assist the Project Coordinator in providing coordination across the CDCC for community engaged research activities and ensure seamless integration of teams for rapid, focused, and informed decision-making in a timely manner. Additionally, the position will: assist a Project Coordinator with program administration, including the planning and coordination of activities within assigned program domain; facilitating bidirectional communication between projects and the CDCC; and assessing any risks and issues that may compromise project objectives and timelines.

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:

• General project management knowledge
• Excellent skills with Microsoft Word Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
• Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) years of experience in project 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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time