Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P012154
Salary Range: $42,623 -$55,160
The Research Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of clinical trials involving two potentially fatal diseases within the UNC Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit and UNC’s COVID-19 Research Response. The Research Coordinator must have a broad knowledge of HIV/AIDS, COVlD-19, medical ethics, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as well as network and study-specific procedures and data collection. The Research Coordinator is a professional member of the staff and as such is expected to work independently, adhere to all University, CTU, and profession-specific regulations, participate in unit-wide activities and exhibit a high degree of accountability for all work.
The Research Coordinator will coordinate initial staff orientation and conduct and maintain the records for training associated with various support staff responsibilities (HIV rapid testing, Neurocognitive Assessments, Anthropometric Measurements, Frailty Testing). The person in this role will also provide administrative and clinical support to Investigators of Record, the Research Coordinator(s), and other research team members in their work.
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. This position may also be responsible for other duties as assigned. These duties include preparing and scheduling participant visits, performing evaluations within the scope of the position, and general office administrative tasks.
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.
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.
This position requires the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Instructions are given verbally and/or in writing.
Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email, and internet navigation skills required.
Must have the ability to multitask and reorganize tasks according to shifting priorities.
This individual 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.
Must be willing and able to commute to clinical research sites in Greensboro, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, NC.
A valid Driver's license is required
Bloodborne pathogen training required (will be provided).
Phlebotomy training preferred.
Previous experience with target populations preferred.
Preference for 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.
Knowledge and experience with Clinical Research are highly 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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