Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Aging and Health - Center-428401

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 05/08/2023 Application Deadline 05/29/2023 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Contributing Salary Grade Equivalent GN06 Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant Position Number 20054710 Vacancy ID P017390 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)

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $35,104 - $44,000 Pay Band Information

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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Center for Aging & Health (CAH) and the Division of Geriatric Medicine (DGM) are organizations within the School of Medicine. Both organizations report to Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, Director of CAH and Division Chief of Geriatric Medicine. The CAH is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who promote the health and well-being of older adults. The mission of CAH is to provide leadership and support for interprofessional clinical services for older adults in the UNC Health system and other health care partners across the state, promote collaborative research in aging using principles of team science, provide aging expertise and service by collaborating with organizations, communities, and state agencies that promote the health and well-being of older adults, and support and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.

Position Summary

This new 5-year National Institute of Aging (NIA) R01 research study will investigate the optimal intervention sequence used to achieve weight loss in older adults with obesity and multiple chronic conditions needing ongoing care. The study aligns with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plans for Obesity, Nutrition Research, and Precision Health, and is responsive to Notice of Special Interest (NOSI 22-203) and the Institute of Medicine's call for telehealth research that may influence policy by advancing health delivery science.

The Research Assistant (RA) will be responsible for assisting with research protocol development, participant recruitment, data collection, data entry, data management, and participant retention. This position is responsible for carrying out human subjects-related research following established procedures. The individual must be able to effectively assist with the recruitment and data collection. Data collection includes self-report, interview, behavioral, biological at UNC. Work collaboratively to recruit, retain and consent subjects, screen, call, and interact with potential participants, execute and follow study protocol to permit collection of study related data, under the supervision and direction of the PI/project manager, assist with monitoring reports for research projects, troubleshoot and provide feedback to faculty on study related procedures, ensure research compliance of study documents, with guidance from the PI/project manager, may be asked to assist with entering protocol amendments, and adverse events/safety issues and respond to IRB concerns as PI/project manager delegate

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Patient-facing experience (e.g., research participant recruitment, research or clinical data collection, work in a medical setting). A high degree of accuracy is required to ensure that data collected and entered for analysis is correct. Must additionally have knowledge of research ethics and work well as part of a team, and ability to organize tasks and time efficiently.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Preferred qualifications include 3 years of relevant research experience, experience working in clinical or research settings, experience performing administrative duties and tasks.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If 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 [email protected]

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required 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
  • Please provide a summary of your experience working in clinical research.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your working style.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your communication style.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Job details


    Soc/Clin Research Assistant


    University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science