Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P010591
Salary Range: $36,000-$47,000
The purpose of this position is to facilitate the work of Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) and any additional add-on studies that develop during the course of the main study (currently includes the SEED Teen follow-up study). Primary duties fall into three task areas (Clinic Coordination & Biosample Collection, Source Invitation & Recruitment, and Data Entry and Quality Assurance) and are related to a) coordination of study clinical visits; b) interaction with enrolled families (3- to 5-year old children with autism, developmental delays, or who are typically developing and their parents or other caregiving adults) to review consent forms and other paperwork, conduct basic physical measurements on them, and collect saliva samples from them; c) preparation for and final processing of data collected during clinic visits; d) packaging and shipping of biologic specimens to lab repository and working with the lab staff on any shipment issues; e) documentation of study procedures related to clinical activities; f) recruiting and enrolling families for the SEED Teen study; g) collecting and entering questionnaire data for the SEED Teen study; h) assisting the Project Coordinator with report development related to clinic visits and related data; and i) clinic visit supply maintenance. This person will coordinate the clinical activities of study clinicians who have duties in the Clinical Evaluation area but who are not staff of the study.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required: previous experience working with children with developmental delays and their families; experience with web-based computer applications; demonstrated excellence in verbal communication skills; good written communication skills; ability to move equipment from vehicle to clinic space and back (i.e. lift up to 35 lbs.). Valid driver's license is required to travel to clinics (Carrboro, Greensboro and possibly Raleigh) to conduct clinic visits with participating families.
Excellent interpersonal skills are needed as there is much personal contact required on many levels. A high degree of accuracy in every step is critical. Careful attention to protocols and integrated details of data collection are crucial to the study design, subject retention, and data quality. In addition, this person must be able to make intelligent decisions while adhering to the ethics related to conducting research on human subjects. This person must also be able to work independently and prioritize his/her own work as s/he will be making clinical judgements and be responsible for meeting deadlines and implementing any needed protocol revisions or additions.
Human Subjects Ethics certification, study-specific confidentiality certification, training in shipping biologics are required and will be provided by the employer/department.
Preferred qualifications: at least 1 years' experience working directly with preschool children who have developmental delays or autism; previous experience recruiting human subjects for research.
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.
Internal Number: 167399
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