Social Research Assistant (Project Manager) - RCMI Project 2

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Social Research Assistant (Project Manager) - RCMI Project 2

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Social Research Assistant (Project Manager) - RCMI Project 2
Position Number 819886
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date 06/30/2028
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) is a 40,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research facility that is dedicated to expanding the University’s research capacity, particularly in the biomedical and biotechnology areas. The BBRI is a broad based multi-disciplinary research and training institute. The mission of the BBRI is to conduct multidisciplinary and inter-institutional research focused on health issues that disproportionately affect minority and underserved groups while providing students with research experiences that will enhance their access to careers in the biomedical sciences.
Primary Purpose of Position
We are seeking a dynamic, team-oriented, and motivated individual with proactive problem-solving
skills to support the efforts of the RCMI Community Engagement Core.

The goal of the Community Engagement Core is to reduce health disparities in surrounding NC communities through community-academic partnerships that provide advice on the development and application of basic, behavioral and clinical/health services research aimed at mitigating disparities. To achieve this goal the following specific aims have been identified:

  • Assess existing community-academic partnerships involved in translational research and recommend resources and strategies needed to enhance and expand such partnerships in NC.
  • Recruit and coordinate a Community Coalition Team that will advise RCMI investigators on research areas of high interest to the community, strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of study participants, and methods to disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences.
  • Increase RCMI investigators’ ability to understand and incorporate community perspectives in research projects involving minority health and health disparities
  • Evaluate the activities of the RCMI-wide Community Team and the extent to which the Community Engagement Core has achieved its goals each year.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Research Assistant is a Graduate level, full-time position that will be responsible for coordinating a major research study funded by the National Institutes of Health, focused on health disparities. The Research Assistant will play a project manager role, supporting this transformative work to further understand the social, behavioral, environmental, and biological causes of health disparities by implementing research activities as described in funded grant applications; collaborating with NCCU faculty, staff, and students on project design and assessment; working with community partners in Durham and rural North Carolina Counties; recruiting and scheduling study participants; conducting research sessions; coordinating working with the project budget; and working closely with the leadership team and investigators. This is a time-limited contract position.
Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent experience
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Identifying community research priorities, dissemination of research findings back to the intended communities, elevating community voices in the research enterprise, and building partnerships with communities corporations and educational institutions to nurture trust-based collaborations through capacity building and resource sharing to address community-identified, health related concerns.
Function Research
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Community-based research initiatives are necessary for this position.
Function Information Technology
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
The individual will access IT resources and tools to develop skills and into the role/program.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03064P
Open Date 01/05/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 02/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

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