Soc/Clin Research Specialist

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Sep 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Med-Nephrology-411470
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/19/2023
Application Deadline 09/26/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN11
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist
Position Number 20017892
Vacancy ID P018144
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
M-F 8am-5pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $44,997 - $72,826
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Kidney Center’s (UNCKC) mission is to cure kidney disease through discovery surrounding the pathophysiology
and therapeutics of kidney disease as well as the development and assessment of kidney disease educational programs
for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians. The UNCKC’s Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP)
promotes increased awareness of personal risk factors for kidney disease and knowledge of the importance of maintaining
kidney health. UNCKC research laboratories are funded through a variety of external sources, including NIH R01, T32,
U01, R-41, R-44 and K23 awards. Epidemiologic and clinical research in areas including diabetic kidney disease, focal
segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS), ADPKD, ANCA and Lupus vasculitis, advanced kidney disease, dialysis-
dependent kidney disease, literacy and health outcomes is funded through NIH, PCORI, foundations, private donors, and corporate grants
Position Summary
The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the coordination of multiple newly funded clinical trials focusing on individuals with chronic kidney disease. Specifically, this position will help coordinate a PCORI funded cluster randomized trial comparing the effectiveness and implementation for monitoring and addressing symptoms among adult patients with
kidney failure who are treated with hemodialysis. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of certain study aspects and at the participating clinics, including study approval and regulatory processing, patient recruitment through chart review, study set-up and conduction, and study close-out. The CRC reports to the principal investigator and project manager for instruction and supervision and will act as a primary contact for investigators from UNC, UPENN, and Duke to troubleshoot and optimize study activities and goals. Duties include assisting with aspects of protocol implementation, from the initial development/startup of the study through final study closeout. The responsibilities of this position may cover multiple ongoing projects and include such activities as developing study reports and documentation, training clinic personnel in study procedures, patient recruitment, study visits, using problem solving skills to respond to study needs, and data collection and management. In addition, the CRC will facilitate clinic engagement and lead the organization of and communication with the project stakeholder panel.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Patient-facing experience (e.g., research participant recruitment, research or clinical data collection, work in a medical
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent
combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Prefer candidate with a minimum of two years of patient-facing experience, and is familiar with clinical trials systems at
UNC and Implementing research studies at UNC
(IRBIS, CTRC, CAMS, WebCIS/EPIC, etc.). Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.
Willing and able to travel to dialysis clinics across the country as needed for study activities.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Valid NC Driver’s License
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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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