Soc/Clin Research Assistant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; ;

Posting 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 20028967
Vacancy ID P013523
Budgeted Hiring Range $40,944 - $53,341
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
M-F 8-5
Department Name and Number Anesthesiology - Research-413624
Date First Posted 09/20/2021
Closing Date 10/04/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description
The Institute for Trauma Recovery is an integral part of the research arm of the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine. The Department of Anesthesiology employs more than 200, including faculty, residents, fellows, CRNAs, research faculty, nurses, technicians, and support staff. The department currently has 19 active projects with a combined budget of 28 million. The department has a history of funding received from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Institute of Justice, multiple industry sponsors as well as many private foundations and organizations.
The goal of the Institute for Trauma Recovery is to advance understanding of the biological processes mediating recovery after trauma, and to use the latest scientific technology to develop individually tailored interventions that promote rapid recovery and prevent chronic symptom development. We continuously work to create a scientific community where research scientists have the intellectual space to develop and actualize their individual leadership potential within areas of interest, while also enriching the quality of their science by collaborating with a phenomenal team of faculty and staff. Our scholarly culture is driven by our devotion to the recovery of individuals experiencing trauma.
This innovative longitudinal research project has expanded before it has actually begun and already has a span that reaches across 8 states and includes a budget of 22 million. The range and scope of the project is expected to grow as additional public/private partnerships are finalized. The purpose of the study is to address knowledge gaps and fundamentally advance the field by: identifying and characterizing discrete adverse posttraumatic neuropsychiatric sequelae (APNS) constructs across units of analysis; testing a set of carefully selected, “high-yield” hypotheses regarding relationships between pre-existing, trauma-related, and recovery-related factors that contribute to the initiation and maintenance of discrete APNS. Developing ED-based algorithms is critical given that many patients who come to the ED after TE do not have health insurance or a regular source of healthcare and/or do not seek or receive adequate care. This landmark study will bring together unprecedented resources to study APNS trajectories and pathogenesis. 
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 primary purpose of this position is to support the PIs and to participate in recruitment/enrollment of study participants in a randomized clinical trial, organization of patient samples, tracking enrollment at all study sites, follow-up with study participants to perform structured interviews and assessments. This position will also help manage the schedule for undergraduate volunteers and medical students assisting with the study. Duties will include supporting the PI with tracking patients in the study, conducting telephone surveys with enrolled participants, screening of potentially eligible patients and consenting patients as well as maintaining accurate and updated manuals of procedures for the studies. 
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
Specialized knowledge in clinical research principles 
Ability to plan and design methodologies for monitoring data collection 
Ability to take a leadership role in implementing changes in design of clinical research management 
Ability to problem solve and resolve quality control issues by changing processes 
Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from an undergraduate program focused on pre-med or pre-PhD coursework in one of the following disciplines: medicine, epidemiology or public health, psychology or other biological science leading toward preparing for a graduate degree. Experience with clinical trials and good clinical practices is preferred. 
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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