Soc/Clin Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 02 Mar 2020

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 00061319
Vacancy ID P011488
Budgeted Hiring Range $38,670 - $45,494
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Department Name and Number Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801
Date First Posted 02/10/2020
Closing Date 03/02/2020
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The Division of Infectious Diseases conducts investigator-initiated, industry-funded, NIH Funded AIDS prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted infections, other infectious diseases scientific and clinical research, and provides patient care at UNC-Chapel Hill and at sites throughout the world. The University of North Carolina’s Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit is dedicated to developing and conducting research on HIV prevention, HIV infection, HIV associated opportunistic infections and complications of HIV therapy, as well as conducting research in other infectious diseases.

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 Research Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative and clinical support to Investigators of Record, the Research Coordinator(s) and other research team members in their work.

This position will also be responsible for data and specimen collection and shipment, maintenance of electronic and paper-based research records and regulatory documents in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations, as well as GCP. In addition to this, Research Assistant will assist other support staff in phone screening potential participants for The Unit’s various HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure Research Studies. The Research Assistant may occasionally work at offsite research locations in Greensboro, Durham, and Raleigh (in addition to UNC-CH) throughout the workweek. This position may also be responsible for other duties as assigned. These duties include preparing and scheduling participant visits, performing evaluations within the scope of the position and general office administrative tasks.

The Research Assistant may have limited responsibilities for community outreach and education.

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 requires the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Instructions are given verbally and/or in writing.

Must have the ability to multitask and reorganize tasks according to shifting priorities. The demonstrated ability to work independently, set priorities appropriately, and organize workload effectively is required. The candidate must have demonstrated experience with attention to detail and meticulous record keeping.

S/he must have the ability to maintain team, unit and university goals while meeting or exceeding individual work goals and have the ability to meticulously perform all study-related functions while maintaining a high level of organization.

Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with volunteers, patients, families, staff physicians and/or sponsor representatives from diverse backgrounds and sexual and racial identities.

Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK and internet navigation skills required

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with target populations and/or community health/outreach experience preferred.

Preference for candidates that have excellent communication skills with diverse participant and staff populations and have the ability to appreciate and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Knowledge and experience with Clinical Research and/or direct patient care is highly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Bloodborne pathogen training is required and will be completed within the work unit upon starting the position.

Position/Schedule Requirements Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Valid NC Driver’s License
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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