|Position Type||Permanent Staff (SHRA)|
|Is this an internal only recruitment?||No|
|Position Title||Soc/Clin Research Specialist – Contributing|
|Working Title||Data Coordinator|
|Position Number||20037942, 20037943|
|Budgeted Hiring Range||$45,000 – $51,000|
|Pay Band Information||
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|Salary Grade Equivalent||GN09|
|Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited||Full-Time Permanent|
|If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment|
|Hours per week||40|
|Department Name and Number||Carolina Population Center-631100|
|Date First Posted||03/25/2021|
|Position Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Position Posting Category||Research Professionals|
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 90,000 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. The fifth wave of interviews, conducted in 2016-18, expanded the collection of biological data. Add Health has been awarded 2 grants to follow up over 13,000 respondents nationwide with a sixth wave of data collection to take place in 2022-24. This new wave will include a complex sampling plan as well as mixed-mode data collection, incorporating web and in-person survey methods. An ancillary study/satellite project, Microbiome and Biological Aging in the Add Health Study (R01AG066498), was recently awarded to collect microbiome samples from respondents in the Add Health cohort.
|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.
THIS POSTING IS FOR TWO (2) POSITIONS (20037942 & 20037943) AND BY APPLYING YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL POSITIONS.
The Data Coordinator is a firewall-protected position with access to respondent identifiers for Add Health, a national, longitudinal study spanning over two decades. This position will work under the supervision of the Add Health PII Manager to oversee three major fieldwork subcontractors (the survey data collector, the biomarker data collector, and the laboratory for study specimen processing, assay and storage) and assist with ancillary study/satellite project components for the Microbiome Study. The Data Coordinator works as part of the Add Health data management team for project planning and development purposes, works as a team with the PII Manager to develop and manage databases, and also works independently to respond to respondent inquiries and needs and perform data/information collection via email, mail and phone communications for multiple Add Health related studies. In addition, the Data Coordinator will co-manage a confidential records system database housed within a secure data facility at CPC and help to develop research communications scripts and materials packaging. This position is supervised by the PII Manager. Due to the nature of this firewall-protected position, the consequences of error are substantial as other members of the Add Health team cannot work in tandem with this position for quality control checks. Therefore, the risk and magnitude of errors related to database management and direct interaction with human subjects are significant as they must be detected by the Data Coordinator or the PII Manager themselves. Overall, the Data Coordinator will play an integral role within the research team, and supports the PII Manager, data management team and research project as a whole.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
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.
|Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities||
– A minimum of one year of training or experience working with a social science research project, or combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.
Must have the ability to:
– Experience with SAS, SPSS, or Stata.
|Special Physical and Mental Requirements|
|Position/Schedule Requirements||Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally|
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- * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist position.
- Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
- Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
- Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
- Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
- Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience).
- Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience).
- None of the above
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- * Describe your experience working with a database or tracking system.
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