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Soc/Clin Research Specialist – Journey-195642

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist – Journey
Working Title Ancillary & Satellite Studies Coordinator
Position Number 20031349
Vacancy ID P013069
Budgeted Hiring Range $50,146 – $61,000
Pay Band Information
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN11
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 07/15/2021
Closing Date 08/02/2021
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 pathbreaking 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. In addition to maintaining core projects, ancillary research studies submitted by external investigators and satellite projects submitted by Add Health U01 investigators expand upon Add Health’s data or make use of the study’s biospecimen archive.

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
This position will oversee Add Health ancillary and satellite research studies, from initial application to project closeout. The Ancillary & Satellite Studies Coordinator will work closely with both the external investigators proposing the study and internal Add Health investigators reviewing and overseeing the study. This position will also manage development of research projects led by internal Add Health investigators, which fall outside of the scope of the main Add Health data collection award but still involve the use of Add Health data or biospecimens.

This position will be responsible for managing project proposal development, budgeting, invoicing, IRB applications, timelines, troubleshooting, and NIH progress reports. The person in this position will manage about a dozen small scale projects this way, including creating and updating a database for tracking the progress of all ancillary research studies.

This position will also be responsible for ancillary Add Health duties related to the maintenance of the core study. This includes maintaining databases for the tracking of Add Health grants and publications related to ancillary and satellite studies. The person in this position will also attend scientific conferences to publicize Add Health ancillary and satellite research study data and answer questions for data users.

The Ancillary & Satellite Studies Coordinator will also be responsible for creating reports and status updates on all of the above tasks for Add Health investigators.

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
One year of experience as a study coordinator and at least one year of experience working with IRB applications. Requires experience coordinating with investigators external to primary institution and setting up contracts and/or data use agreements with external investigators. Requires experience managing databases.

Position will require occasional travel (presenting reports and results at scientific meetings).

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years of experience as a study coordinator. Training or certification in project management.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements
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 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
  2. * <div>Describe your experience as a study coordinator.</div>

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * <div>Describe your experience working with investigators who are off-site or external to your primary institution.</div>

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * <div>Detail your work on IRB applications including use of any online systems such as UNC IRBIS.</div>

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * <div>Describe your experience working on contracts and/or data use agreements.</div>

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * <div>Describe your database skills, including importing data files or performing data entry.</div>

    (Open Ended Question)