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Soc/Clin Research Assistant – Journey-194054

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant – Journey
Working Title Assistant Project Manager
Position Number 20038630
Vacancy ID P012897
Budgeted Hiring Range $39,900 – $51,000
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Department Name and Number Carolina Population Center-631100
Date First Posted 06/10/2021
Closing Date 06/17/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Department Description

The Carolina Population Center is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues. The Center extends its resources to path-breaking work across the US and in more than 50 other countries and makes its findings available to a global audience. A nationally recognized training program educates the next generation of population scholars.

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is housed at the Carolina Population Center (CPC). Add Health is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-1995 school year. The Add Health cohort has been followed into adulthood with five interviews. The study combines longitudinal survey data (on respondents’ social, economic, psychological and physical well-being with contextual data on the family, neighborhood, community, school, friendships, peer groups, and romantic relationships) and various biological samples. Add Health recently received two U01 awards from NIH to fund a sixth wave of data collection.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Position Description

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and administrative activities for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), at the Carolina Population Center (CPC) in Chapel Hill, NC. The Assistant Project Manager will facilitate these activities by using basic knowledge of data and information synthesis and organization, research process and principles, and excellent verbal and written communication.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Experience with a social science research project. Requires previous experience with WordPress, EndNote, Adobe Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Venngage or Canva, Emma, and proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel. Requires prior experience with publishing content to public-facing professional websites and social media accounts, and managing content for listservs.

Knowledge – Technical: Basic knowledge of the research principles and methods of data entry, collection, and analysis to complete defined assignments related to questionnaire development.

Data/Information Collection: Experience collecting and recording data on questionnaire sources, project publications, grants, and press. Ability to summarize information from project meetings and biennial users conference.

Information/Records Administration: Ability to review, summarize and analyze data/information to prepare literature reviews, publication reports, users conference reports, and graphs/figures/tables for publications and/or presentations. Experience maintaining project calendars and tasks.

Communication: Ability to communicate with project managers and administrative team. Strong written communication skills necessary to correspond with biennial Users Conference presenters and attendees. Ability to record minutes from project meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of work experience with a social science research project. Preference for candidate with HTML coding experience and experience planning and hosting workshops and/or conferences.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position.
    • Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate in any field.
    • Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of experience.
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience).
    • High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience.
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal 8 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
    • None of the above
  2. * How many years of your work experience encompassed social science research activities?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your role on your most recent social science research project.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience creating content for public-facing websites and professional social media accounts.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience planning and hosting research-oriented workshops and/or conferences.

    (Open Ended Question)