The Social/Clinical Research Specialist role supports clinical research activities in the UNC Children’s Research Institute (CRI) in the Department of Pediatrics. The position provides support for the extensive research endeavors of the CRI through participation in multiple research projects. There will be daily communication with patients, families, other health care professionals, regulatory/compliance offices and funding agencies/foundations.
The Social/Clinical Research Specialist will be responsible for coordination and management of clinical trials. Duties will include patient recruitment, study procedures, administration of survey/questionnaires and data collection and maintenance.
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.
- Experience working directly with patients and families from diverse backgrounds; - Experience with study subject recruitment/coordination; - Proven understanding of clinical research principles, methods of data collection and analysis. The coordinator must understand all aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) for preparation/submission of clinical studies compliant to FDA and IRB regulations. - Ability to understand protocols and teach them to faculty, fellows, and clinic personnel; - Ability to educate patients; - Basic knowledge of drug administration; - Ability to use computers and test equipment;
While not required, it is preferred that the selected candidate will have 2 plus years in pediatric or adult clinical research. Preference will be given to candidates with recent and direct experience that includes UNCIRB and EPIC. The preferred candidate will also possess NIH multi-center clinical trials, including startup, recruitment, study management, data collection and closeout.
Experience with competitive enrollment studies is also favored. Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) certification is strongly desired.
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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