The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary

This position will serve as the Clinical Study Coordinator for clinical research projects headed by Department of Nutrition faculty member, Dr. Saroja Voruganti. The position will handle communication with study participants for the purposes of participant recruitment, retention, and scheduling. The position will also be responsible for database creation and management, including scheduling and tracking appointments for testing and meal delivery. The position will be charged with meal preparation and delivery, washout periods, and protocol adherence (quality control). The position will handle advertising, materials distribution, and recruitment related event planning and presentations. Additionally, the position will be responsible for building and sustaining relationships and partnerships with community members, community partners, and key stakeholders for participant recruitment purposes.

The position will be responsible for data collection including obtaining informed consent, biospecimen (blood, urine, saliva, and other specimens) collection and processing, as well as handling participant payments. Additionally, the position will assist with other study activities to ensure the successful completion of study aims.

The position will also be able to create IRB applications and modifications and should have a good understanding of human subject research protections and management of clinical studies. This position may also have to perform some laboratory work such as biomarker measurements, genotyping, and cell culture experiments. Please note: The Voruganti Lab is willing to train the selected candidate in the techniques necessary to conduct laboratory work.

The position will require travel within Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Cabarrus counties. Currently, the position requires travel between three site locations – Atrium Health Cabarrus, Cabarrus Health Alliance, and the Nutrition Research Institute, but these may be subject to change over the course of the study.

This Clinical Study Coordinator must be able to work independently and exercise considerable judgement.

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

– Working knowledge of human subject research in a clinical setting.
– Ability to work both independently with little supervision and within a team to achieve research aims.
– Working knowledge of statistics and database management.
– Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
– Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
– Ability to maintain confidentiality and assure privacy protections.
– Must be flexible and willing to work weekends and evenings, as necessary.
– Exposure to bloodborne pathogens
– Valid NC Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

– Research project management experience working with human studies, including experience with informed consent, subject recruitment, and experience managing the scheduling process.
– Bilingual (Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
– Laboratory skills are desired.

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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.