Soc/Clin Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 May 2022

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Psychology and Neuroscience-319100
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 05/19/2022
Application Deadline 05/27/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 20046169
Vacancy ID P015181
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, with some evening and weekend hours as necessary
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $35,000 - $42,000
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The primary purpose of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to provide excellent education, research and service in the field. This goal breaks down into four important components: 1) to teach psychology and neuroscience to undergraduates in a manner that will introduce them vigorously to its broad scope; 2) to offer scientific and professional training to graduate students in the areas of behavioral and integrative neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, and social psychology; 3) to carry out cutting-edge research in these areas, and 4) to provide consulting and administrative support services to the science and profession of psychology as well as to the university, the community, the state, and the nation.
The Department consists of six programs: behavioral and integrative neuroscience; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; quantitative psychology, and social psychology. Each program is designed to acquaint the student thoroughly with the theoretical and research content of the specialty and to provide training in the research skills needed to become a competent and creative investigator. In addition, the programs focus on the development of appropriate professional skills.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience ranks 2nd in the College in grant funding with over $12 million annually in grant expenditures and approximately $20 million annually in expenditures from all funds. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Sciences with approximately 1500 majors, and one of the largest graduate Ph.D. programs with approximately 120 graduate students. The Department is also home to four community clinics which generate fee revenue (Adult Clinic, Anxiety Clinic, Child and Family Clinic, Couples Clinic), known collectively as the UNC Psychology and Neuroscience Community Clinic (the Clinic).
Position Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to advance the funded research of Dr. David Penn and assist in lab coordination. Specifically, this position will coordinate the state-funded project, Race and Psychosis Intervention Development (RAPID).
The objective of the RAPID project is to develop a culturally tailored treatment for Black Americans with first-episode psychosis, and involves qualitative interviewing of clients, family members, and clinicians with experiences in dealing with first-episode psychosis. These interviews are then used to inform the development of a culturally tailored treatment manual. The second phase of this NC Department of Health and Human Services-funded project will involve an open pilot trial to implement the interventions outlined in the treatment manual.
The Research Assistant position has responsibilities that will include, but are not limited to, assisting with research, data collection, data management, participant retention, and preparing basic and routine reports to the PI to liaise with the state of North Carolina and the first episode psychosis (FEP) clinics in the state. This position is responsible for carrying out human subjects-related research tasks following established procedures. This is a 2-year time-limited position.
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
This position will require some prior volunteer or job experience conducting human subjects research involving face-to-face interactions with participants in a laboratory setting; excellent professionalism, organizational, and customer service skills; and excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The candidate must be comfortable using modern technology platforms for communication and collaboration (e.g., Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Office products, email, social media, Qualtrics).
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preference for a B.A. or B.S. degree in psychology or a related discipline. Prior experience conducting human subject research with young adults and/or individuals with psychotic disorders is a plus. Preferred qualifications also include prior experience managing IRB and projects, interacting with health care professionals, and two years (or more) experience in a research/project coordinator role.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Special Instructions
Please note that a resume, cover letter, and list of references are required when applying to this position.
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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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