Social/Clinical Research Specialist-Ancillary Study Coordinator, Add Health Project (20031349)

Position Information
Status candidate recommended
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey
Working Title Ancillary Studies Coordinator
Position Number 20031349
Vacancy ID P009448
Budgeted Hiring Range $53,722-$61,722
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Salary Grade Equivalent 72/GN11
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

8-5, M-F

Department Name and Number Carolina Population Center-631100
Date First Posted 12/10/2018
Closing Date 12/17/2018
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Position Summary Information
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. In addition to maintaining core projects, ancillary research studies submitted by external 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 research studies, from initial application to project closeout. The Ancillary 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. The person in this position will also attend scientific conferences to publicize Add Health ancillary research study data and answer questions for data users.

The Ancillary 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

Experience as a study coordinator, drafting and modifying IRB applications, setting up contracts and/or data use agreements, and managing Access databases. Position will require travel (presenting reports and results at scientific meetings, as well as performing site visits with external investigators).

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience as a study coordinator, drafting and modifying IRB applications, setting up contracts and/or data use agreements, and managing Access databases.

Training or certification in project management, experience performing site visits, experience coordinating with investigators external to one’s primary institution.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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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 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. *Describe your experience as a study coordinator, including your experience working with various investigators.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Describe your experience managing Access databases and creating reports.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Describe your experience working with investigators who are off-site or external to your primary institution.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Are you willing to travel, knowing that this will require occasional evening/weekend work?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *Have you drafted and modified IRB applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *Have you ever performed site visits to monitor the work accomplished by external investigators and/or staff?
    • Yes
    • No

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