NOTE: This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (approximately 20 miles from Charlotte, NC). The selected candidate must be willing to work in Kannapolis.

This position will serve as Clinical Research Coordinator for clinical research projects of the NRI Human Research Core and of projects headed by Dr. Martin Kohlmeier. The position will handle participant recruitment and scheduling, advertising, materials processing and storage, event planning and presentations, recruitment phone calls, administering informed consent, scheduling appointments for testing and meal delivery, as well as handling participant payments. This position will manage the research budget for Dr. Kohlmeier’s clinical projects including tracking expenses and assuring that the project is within budget. In all these facets, this position must be able to work independently and exercise considerable judgement.

The position will also create Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and modifications. This requires a good understanding of human subject research protections and management of clinical studies. This position will be charged with database creation and management, including tracking appointments, specimen collection and processing, meal preparation and delivery, washout periods, and protocol adherence (quality control). A major part of the duties will be clinical instrumental analyses, including assessment of body composition with DEX, BodPod, & PeaPod, measurement of energy expenditure with indirect calorimetry, non-invasive evaluation of liver composition with FibroScan and ultrasound instrument, and exercise testing with computerized dynamometer (Biodex), weights, and stairs. This position will also assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation.

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.

– Completion of training as a dietitian or one year of research project management experience working with human studies.
– Experience with informed consent, subject recruitment, and management of the scheduling process.
– Must be able to work early morning, evening, weekend, and overtime hours as necessary.
– Must be able to obtain ServSafe food handling certification within 90 days of hire.

– Phlebotomy experience.
– Master’s in Nutrition or other related field.
– Registered Dietician credentials.

Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory, Non-Healthcare TB exposure, Weekend work occasionally

Severe weather essential; communicable disease primary

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The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a freestanding research institute that is approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill (20 minutes from Charlotte). A leader in the Precision Nutrition space, the NRI is developing and applying cutting-edge methods to determine why metabolism and nutrition requirements differ between individuals. We seek to understand nutrient metabolism and its relationship to human development and disease with the goal of increasingly replacing general dietary guidance with more customized nutrition recommendations.

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.