Social/Clinical Research Assistant-Project Manager, Transfer Project (20031348)

Position Information
Status reviewing applications
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Working Title Project Manager
Position Number 20031348
Vacancy ID P009453
Budgeted Hiring Range $35,500 - $48,008
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 66/GN08
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1/31/2020
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

8-5, M-F

Department Name and Number Carolina Population Center-631100
Date First Posted 12/12/2018
Closing Date 01/11/2019
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Position Summary Information
Department Description

The Carolina Population Center (CPC) is an interdisciplinary research and training center under the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Center’s goals are to create new knowledge, develop new sources of data to support population research, promote the development and use of innovative methodologies, build skills and capacity, and disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policymakers, and the public.

The Transfer Project: Learning How Social Transfers Work in Africa (https://transfer.cpc.unc.edu/), administered at the Carolina Population Center (CPC; cpc.unc.edu) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is an innovative research and learning initiative that supports improved knowledge and practice on social transfers in Africa, undertakes impact evaluations of large-scale cash transfer programs in Africa, and creates mechanisms for regional learning and exchange among policy makers, program implementers, and researchers.

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 IS A TIME-LIMITED APPOINTMENT.

The project manager will join a research team that includes experts in public policy, economics, and public health. He/she will monitor and control project workflow, timelines and budgets and be responsible for logistics of purchasing and shipping equipment internationally. A key task will be to coordinate the activities of researchers, staff, and external consultants. The project manager will serve as project liaison with the funding agencies, key counterparts (FAO, UNICEF, HEWLETT) and with UNC’s various departments, such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), OSR, accounting services, and human resources. The project manager may be asked to collaborate in writing and preparing content for dissemination to communities of practice, policy makers, and current and potential funders. They will prepare progress reports and annual work plans. Additionally, the project manager will be responsible for preparing grant proposals for new studies.

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

The candidate must be able to develop implementation plans for research and technical activities, write clearly, and coordinate activities among a variety of individuals across different project themes. He/she must have outstanding organizational and management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. He/she must be motivated and take initiative and excel at working independently with minimal direction and must be able to develop timelines and budgets, anticipate and solve problems, and prioritize competing demands. An ability to work and collaborate within and across teams both inside and outside the organization is essential. Travel for this position is estimated to be 10-15% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health or related discipline. Experience working on complex research project is desirable, preferably within a university setting. Experience in international settings, particularly fieldwork in Africa, is strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Overtime occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents

Posting Supplemental Questions

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. *Provide one example of a research project that you have worked on, either as researcher or research support (limit to 200 words).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Have you used Excel to build a budget or other table? Describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Have you traveled outside the U.S. for work or study? Describe your most recent trip (limit 200 words).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Describe your carreer aspiration five years from now (limit 200 words).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *Describe your career aspirations five years from now (limit 200 words)

    (Open Ended Question)

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