Data Coordinator

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Advanced

Working Title:

Data Coordinator

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Full-Time Permanent

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Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Department Name and Number:

Carolina Population Center-631100

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Carolina Population Center is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues. The Center extends its resources to path-breaking work across the US and in more than 50 other countries and makes its findings available to a global audience. A nationally recognized training program educates the next generation of population scholars.

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is housed at the Carolina Population Center (CPC). Add Health is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of 100,000 adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-1995 school year. The Add Health cohort has been followed into adulthood with four in-home interviews. The study combines longitudinal survey data on respondents’ social, economic, psychological and physical well-being with contextual data on the family, neighborhood, community, school, friendships, peer groups, and romantic relationships.

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 Data Coordinator is one of only three positions that are firewall-protected with access to identifiers in a national, longitudinal study spanning over two decades. This position assists the Lead Data Coordinator in overseeing three major subcontractors (the survey data collector, the biomarker data collector, and the laboratory for study specimen processing, assay and storage) and assists with ancillary study components involving direct interaction with respondents. The Data Coordinator works as part of the Add Health data management team for planning and development purposes, works as a two-person team with the Lead Data Coordinator, and also works independently to respond to participant inquiries and needs, and to facilitate email, mail and phone communications for multiple Add Health related studies. This position is overseen and supervised by the PII Manager. In addition, the Data Coordinator will co-manage a confidential records system housed within a secure data facility at CPC and help to develop research communications scripts and materials packaging. Overall, the Data Coordinator will play an integral role within the research team, and supports the Lead Data Coordinator, data management team and research project as a whole.

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:

This position must be able to work independently with minimal oversight. Preference for candidates with experience using Microsoft Office products, especially Access and demonstrated experience working with a computer database or tracking system. Must have excellent communication and documentation skills, a clear speaking voice, and experience interacting with research subjects by phone, email, or mail. Requires strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy when working within a tracking database.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of related experience, preferred. Preference for experience with study recruitment, and/or assisting on large-scale, fast-paced research study. Preference for knowledge/experience of human subjects and confidentiality issues related to research.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time