This Social/Clinical Research Specialist (SCRS) is a member of one or more research study teams managed by a Project Director and Principal Investigator (faculty). The position plays an important role in the operational support of research studies, where the CSCC acts as the primary Operations, Data Management, and Statistical Coordinating Center, and is responsible for supporting multiple activities within a project lifecycle such as: development, planning, coordination, and monitoring of clinical study conduct and data quality control.
The SCRS supports a variety of clinical research activities, including but not limited to the conduct, facilitation and coordination of observational studies and clinical trials according to investigator or sponsor initiated protocols. The SCRS also helps in preparation/ submission of regulatory documents, clinical monitoring and study management processes in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA guidelines, and other regulations.
Education and Experience:
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.
This position requires Contributing-level applied competencies of Technical Knowledge (clinical research principles and regulatory documentation and monitoring), Communication (preparation of data queries, reports and presentations of compiled results), Data/ Information Collection (organizing and collecting records, data entry, and archival) and Information and Records Administration (compilation, summary and report generation). The work requires use of sound evidence based judgement and research skills.
The position requires knowledge of applied aspects of observational study and/or clinical trial design, data analysis, research data management and reporting through education or work experience.
Candidates must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong attention to detail; and an ability to handle deadlines, flexibility with priorities, and ability to handle confidential information.
Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other MS Office and electronic mail software, and experience with electronic informational resources (including the internet and informational databases) is required.
The candidate will have experience in a research setting. Clinical and/or public health research study experience is preferred, particularly with data management development and implementation, enrollment tracking, and site monitoring tasks. Regulatory development and oversight experience is desirable.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential. Good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work within a team are essential.
A Bachelor's degree with two years of relevant research experience or a Master' degree with at least one year of relevant research experience is preferred.
Proficiency in verbal and written Spanish.
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.
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