University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Soc/Clin Research Specialist

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Department Injury Prevention Research Ctr - 633500

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 05/10/2023 Application Deadline 05/30/2023 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist Position Number 20055460 Vacancy ID S021438 Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary Hours per week 20 Work Schedule Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $33 - $38 Proposed Start Date 06/01/2023 Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Created in 1987, the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center (UNC IPRC) is one of the nation's leading university-based injury and violence prevention research centers. IPRC's mission is to build the field of injury and violence prevention through interdisciplinary scholarly research, and by training the next generation of injury prevention researchers and practitioners. UNC IPRC is one of the nine active centers in the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) program, and one of the only two research centers to be continuously-funded as a CDC ICRC since the inception of the ICRC program.

UNC IPRC is internationally known for the high quality of its interdisciplinary research and for developing innovative research methodologies. The Center conducts a wide range of research studies, with the ultimate goal of advancing the practice-relevant knowledge base for injury/violence prevention. UNC IPRC's staff and core faculty serve as a trusted source of expert knowledge on injury/violence prevention science. The Center supports several student-led research consortiums on campus, and hosts an Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship program.

Additionally, to ensure that science on injury/violence prevention is rapidly translated into measurable and effective injury prevention actions, UNC IPRC also conducts an extensive set of community-based training and outreach activities. Many of our community-based activities are planned and implemented in collaboration with partners such as the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Through its partnerships with IVPB and others, UNC IPRC plays a long-term leadership role in catalyzing evidence-based injury prevention activities through training and outreach to professional, governmental, and public groups.

Position Summary

The Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a part-time Research Assistant position. The successful candidate would join a collaborative research team focused on work through the Community Opioid Resources Engine for North Carolina (CORE- NC). This Research Assistant will assist with data collection and cleaning. They will work with partnering organizations, including the Department of Justice and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners in reviewing data, while also following-up with local counties and municipalities to collect missing data. In addition, they will assist with creating a flexible database structure to house the place-based data for all opioid settlement-related reports using SAS and R. Additional tasks may include assisting with visualizations using Tableau and/or WordPress, along with producing static one-pagers to communicate impact and county/district-level progress. This part-time temporary Research Assistant will be given resources and mentoring to advance in data management and visualization. This would be a hybrid position, splitting their time between the offices at the Injury Prevention Research Center and a remote office.

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.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Candidates must have experience conducting data analyses using one or more statistical tools including SAS, R, Stata, or Tableau. Ability to work independently and learn from written materials and instructions Attention to detail, completeness, and accuracy. Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to work with others in a professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Master's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in substance use programs and development and monitoring of program evaluation metrics is preferred, as is experience with evaluating North Carolina community health assessments and knowledge of other North Carolina dashboards.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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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.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • 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 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
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    Soc/Clin Research Specialist


    University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 30, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science