Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0004933
Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications
The UNC Center for Health Equity Research is a vibrant intellectual home for health equity research and innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill, with global recognition as a leader in the field of health equity research. The work of the Center brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of stakeholders to improve health in North Carolina communities with a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration, and health equity. Center members improve health and contribute to the science of health equity research in collaboration with underserved communities.
The Center for Health Equity Research, in partnership with Duke Clinical Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, has received an $80 million award to serve as the Coordinating and Data Collection Center (CDCC) for a program that will overcome barriers to and increase uptake of testing among underserved and vulnerable populations across the U.S. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is one arm of a wider effort called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx). The arm coordinated by this project is called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP). The RADx-UP program supports research that aims to better understand COVID-19 testing patterns among underserved and vulnerable populations; strengthen the data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, and outcomes; and develop strategies to reduce the disparities in COVID-19 testing.
The Research Scientist will work in the Community Engagement Core as part of the RADx-UP CDCC, which is co-led by the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), in the Department of Social Medicine, and DCRI. Under the supervision of a Research Project Manager and with the guidance and direction of the Center Director, the Research Scientist will offer content expertise in community engagement science to the Community Engagement Core of the RADx-UP CDCC. Primary responsibilities include development of scholarly products (e.g., grants, supplements, publications); offering of technical and scientific guidance in support of research teams and stakeholders to facilitate project-specific and cross-project coordination for the RADx-UP CDCC and applicable coordination within CHER; development and administration of data collection, management, and analysis procedures; and working with the Center staff in administration of pre-award and study related activities.
Education and Experience:
The core qualifications necessary include: Experience in the conduct of stakeholder-engaged research. Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative study design. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, STATA, R) and/or qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti).
Ability to work independently on multiple projects with a range of investigators and stakeholder collaborators across a variety of disciplines. Outstanding oral and written communication skills (verbal and written fluency in English), Proficiency in Microsoft suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience with conducting literature searches. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend hours. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; self-motivated.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience writing for a scientific audience.
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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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