This position provides critical support for the management of new requests for data from this long-running study. Position receives requests for data, verifies accuracy and completeness of requests, and works with the steering committee to ensure timely review and decisions regarding approvals for requested data. Position provides updated reports to facilitate steering committee discussion and decisions. Reports decisions to requesting investigators and maintains updated data use agreements and authorship agreements from investigators requesting data. The primary purpose of this position is to gather, abstract and report cancer data for all population-based epidemiological case-only or case-control research studies utilizing RCA, and to support an ongoing research study at UNC. Position will identify cancer patients at hospitals across the state who are eligible for specific research projects and work with a team of CCR staff in Raleigh NC to provide quality support for research and cancer control programs in NC. The work may involve travel to participating facilities to review patient records and pathology reports. Position will also provide database management and support for data and biologic specimen collection, as well as management of data requests, for the Carolina Breast Cancer study at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC.
Education and Experience:
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.
The ability to accurately abstract data from medical records and pathology reports and present findings clearly and concisely in written and verbal form is required.
The ability to orient other personnel in data collection and quality control techniques, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, physicians, researchers, managers, representatives of other agencies/facilities, and the public is required.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required in order to obtain and exchange information with a variety of individuals. These skills are critical in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital and research personnel. Excellent investigative skills/analytic skills are required. Knowledge of computer systems with skills in Microsoft WORD, ACCESS and EXCEL as well as management of data are required.
Effective time management and organizational skills are required. Must be able to work independently as well as with a professional team.
Previous experience in working with large, population based cancer research studies is preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and cancer staging principles is preferred.
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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