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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - JourneyWorking TitleResearch AssistantPosition Number20035400Vacancy IDP011093Budgeted Hiring Range$40,945 - $45,494Pay Band InformationTo learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent66/GN08Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work ScheduleMonday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Department Name and NumberMed-Hemophilia Trtment Center-411493Date First Posted11/08/2019Closing Date11/15/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch Professionals Position Summary Information

Department DescriptionThe Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Hemophilia Treatment Center provide medical care to the people of North Carolina; serves as a referral center for patients throughout the country and worldwide; educates medical school undergraduates, residents and fellows in the subspecialties of Hematology and Oncology; advances scholarly research and laboratory and clinical investigations in the health sciences. The activities of the Division are diverse and complex, with an annual budget of over $15M and a staff of approximately 90 individuals.

The patient care activities are broad in scope. Long-term care requires interaction of all members of the health care team. Care is provided in 7 outpatient clinics (breast, lung, leukemia/lymphoma, bone marrow transplant, prostate, sickle cell and thrombosis/hemostasis clinics), in the hospital bone marrow transplant unit and two in-patient services. The Division provides a significant patient referral base to the Departments of Surgery, Pharmacy, and Radiology. The revenue stream generated by new patients brought into the UNC Health Care system by this Division is an important source of support for these organizations.

Research activities include long-term clinical treatment trials as well as basic research, and encompass several geographically separate laboratories. Research is funded by federal agencies and by pharmaceutical and research companies spanning a wide range of areas related to cancer treatment and epidemiology. The Division’s purpose is to integrate activity in patient care, basic and clinical research, and educational programs among participating elements to address evolving issues in science and medicine.

Equal Opportunity EmployerThe 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 DescriptionThis position will serve as a Clinical Research Assistant for a multidisciplinary research department. This position will coordinate research efforts in the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, including multiple clinical trials and other related endeavors. This position will manage all information and requests related to project responsibilities, and collaborate with clinical trial stakeholders within and external to UNC Health Care. The range of duties includes but is not limited to: clinical trial coordination, database management, data/information collection and analysis, collaboration with sponsors, lab sample preparation, processing and shipping, and preparing status reports. This position will review study budgets to ensure they are adequate to cover expenses, and this position will serve as a study coordinator for multiple clinical trials within the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.

Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesMust demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate results. Must be willing to support a flexible schedule to meet departmental and study needs; occasional travel or weekend work may be required. Must demonstrate an understanding of clinical laboratory data review. Must demonstrate willingness to learn and manage regulatory document development, submission and clinical protocol development/review.

Preferred QualificationsClinical experience with direct patient care of medical patient chart review. Experience with clinical trial management preferred. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve quality control issues independently. Clinical research coordinator certification desirable (CCRP,ACRP,etc.) Previous experience with UNC systems preferred. Proficiency in sample processing and shipping.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsClinic – UNCH or ACC, Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

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

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter

Optional Documents
- List of References

Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * 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

- * This position requires attention to detail. What do you do to ensure accuracy? (Open Ended Question)

- * Do you have experience working in a research and clinical laboratory? (Open Ended Question)

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