Soc/Clin Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Aug 2022

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 08/02/2022
Application Deadline 08/16/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 20037925
Vacancy ID P015754
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday; 8am- 5pm
hours may vary based on study needs
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $38,700 - $44,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Division of Infectious Diseases conducts investigator initiated, industry funded and NIH funded AIDS prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted infections, other infectious disease 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 of HIV prevention, HIV infection, HIV associated opportunistic infections and complications of HIV therapy, as well as conducting research in other infectious diseases. The Unit is also conducting COVID-19 Research through the UNC COVID-19 Research Response 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
The Research Assistant’s primary responsibility will be the support of the UNC Clinical Research Group based in Chapel Hill.
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.
The Research Assistant will work as part of a team and support the Investigators of Record, the Research Coordinator(s) and other research team members in their work. The RA may work at either Chapel Hill site location throughout the workweek – Respiratory Research Center North (RRCN) and/or the administrative offices in the Bioinformatics building on campus. Travel to other local sites may also be required depending on the unit’s current needs. This position will provide support to both our HIV and COVID-19 related research. Non-licensed positions will not have direct patient contact with known COVID-19 positive study participants.
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 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.
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.
Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email, and internet navigation skills required.
Must be willing and able to commute to clinical research sites in North Carolina.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Blood-borne pathogen training required (will be provided).
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Phlebotomy training preferred.
Prefer applicants with previous work experience in research or patient care settings.
Previous experience with target populations and/or community health/outreach experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to display cultural competency and ability to work with marginalized populations and populations with sensitive diagnoses.
Preference to candidates that have excellent communication skills with the diverse participant and staff populations and have the ability to appreciate and maintain confidentiality at all times.
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.
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not required.
Knowledge and experience with Clinical Research and/or direct patient care is highly preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, 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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