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Soc/Clin Research Assistant
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 05/14/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Psychiatry - Research-412250
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 05/13/2022
Application Deadline 05/20/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant
Position Number 20045739
Vacancy ID P015165
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 2 years
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $40,945 - $45,494
Pay Band Information
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet .

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
The Stress and Health Research Program is part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The primary purpose of this program is to conduct clinical research aimed at understanding the role that stress plays in the development and maintenance of medical and mental illness. A secondary purpose of this program involves training of graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in clinical research.
Position Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a study coordinator, working closely with the Principal Investigator (Susan S. Girdler, PhD) to support all aspects of volunteer recruitment, retention and testing. The person in this position will oversee the recruitment and prospective evaluation of adolescent females into a longitudinal study designed to investigate the role of stress, the menstrual cycle, and hormone fluctuations in the development of mood symptoms and suicidal thoughts. This individual will also contribute to all laboratory testing sessions, including the administration of laboratory stressors, conduct mood and suicidal thoughts interviews, and instruct subjects on the completion of the daily mood ratings. The individual in this position will also support all aspects of data collection and management and supervise other staff and students.
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
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work well in a team setting. Experience working with or conducting research with adolescent females.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Working experience with obtaining informed consent, enrolling subjects into clinical research protocols, and conducting interviews. Experience with data collection and management and supervising students and staff. NC driver’s license
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements
Special Instructions
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/230156

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 employment@unc.edu
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.

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