This position will serve as a Social/Clinical Research Assistant within the SOM, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. This position includes rotating on call shifts to cover research study needs that involve a variety of research, data, IRB and clerical duties to support the conduct of clinical research. This position will participate in day-to-day operations related to the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data. This position will act as primary contact with federal regulatory authorities for clinical trials and liaison between regulatory authorities and faculty. The responsibilities for this position include study coordination, specimen collection, data collection and entry, submitting IRB applications and modifications, communicating with multiple internal and external personnel and offices, and upholding all policy and guideline requirements for social/clinical research projects.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with clinical investigators, laboratory personnel, study sponsors, IRB, Office of Clinical Trials, and support staff. Working knowledge of medical terminology, techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating and managing clinical research projects. Applicant should have a working knowledge of database management and spreadsheets. Ability to learn quickly, work independently and efficiently with minimal supervision, prioritize tasks, and work under deadline pressure. Must be highly analytical and able to solve highly complex problems with relevant research experience.
Direct and diverse experience working with or for a Health Affairs Institutional Review Board(s) at a large university. Comprehensive knowledge of US state and federal laws, international directives, statues and regulations. 3-5 years of relevant research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Spanish speaking is a plus.
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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