Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Mar 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Psychiatry - Research-412250
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 02/27/2024
Application Deadline 03/05/2024
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Position Number 20062410
Vacancy ID P018744
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; occasional evenings and/or weekends
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $36,000 - $46,000
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Position Summary Information

Be a Tar Heel!
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
This position will serve as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will be working under the supervision of Dr. Cope Feurer on an NIMH-funded study integrating affective neuroscience (fMRI, EEG), physiology, and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to examine brain-behavioral reactivity within negative social interactions as a predictor of interpersonal stress generation and depression risk in female adolescents. 
The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with the execution of study protocols, including screening and recruiting study participants, conducting study visits, and collecting, entering, and reviewing study data. Study protocols include conducting semi-structured interviews to assess psychopathology and stressful life events in youth, collection of neural and physiological data, monitoring youth EMA compliance, and facilitating retention of participants for longitudinal follow-up. Opportunities for conducting independent research projects also exist for motivated lab members. This position is ideal for someone who is planning on applying to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology with an interest in risk factors for youth internalizing psychopathology.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be able to work and communicate with diverse populations effectively and professionally. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a team.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Prior experience working or volunteering in a lab conducting human subjects research.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel to both UNC and Duke for data collection.
  • Flexible availability, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate data collection with adolescent participants.
  • Strong planning and organization skills, with the ability to independently monitor and prioritize completion of multiple varied tasks.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience in the following areas is preferred:
* Working with adolescents.
* Working with individuals with mood disorders.
* Recruiting and scheduling participants and executing study protocols.
* Clinical diagnostic and/or contextual threat interviews.
* fMRI, EEG, and/or EMA data collection.
* Neural or physiological data preprocessing.
* SPSS, R, or other statistical software.
* RedCAP.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Laboratory, Weekend work occasionally
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.

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