Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P011967
Salary Range: $38700 -$44000
Please note: This is a full-time, time-limited position with an estimated duration of 2 years.
The Research Assistant's primary responsibility will be support of the UNCCTU Operations including broader support of international sites and more specific responsibilities at sites in Chapel Hill (primary) and Greensboro (secondary).
This position will also be responsible for data and specimen collection and shipment, maintenance of electronic and paper based research records and regulatory documents in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations, as well as GCP.
The Research Assistant will work as part of a team and support the Investigators of Record, the Research Coordinator(s) and other research team members in their work. The RA may work at both the Chapel Hill and Greensboro CRS locations throughout the workweek. Travel to other local sites (such as the Wake County Health Department) may also be required depending on the unit's current needs.
This position will provide support to both our HIV and COVID-19 related research. Non-licensed positions will not have direct patient contact with known COVID-19 positive study participants.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This position requires the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Instructions are given verbally and/or in writing.
Must have the ability to multitask and reorganize tasks according to shifting priorities.
S/he must have the ability to maintain team, unit, and university goals while meeting or exceeding individual work goals and have the ability to meticulously perform all study-related functions while maintaining a high level of organization.
Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email, and internet navigation skills required.
Must be willing and able to commute to clinical research sites in both Greensboro and Chapel Hill, NC.
Valid driver's license is required.
Bloodborne pathogen training required (will be provided).
Phlebotomy training preferred.
Prefer applicants with previous work experience in research or patient care settings.
Previous experience with target populations and/or community health/outreach experience preferred.
Preference to candidates that have excellent communication skills with the diverse participant and staff populations and have the ability to appreciate and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with volunteers, patients, families, staff physicians, and/or sponsor representatives from diverse backgrounds and sexual and racial identities.
Knowledge and experience with Clinical Research and/or direct patient care is highly preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not required.
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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