The Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC-CH is seeking a research specialist to support a federally-funded, 5-year clinical trial of a pain management intervention. The BETTER Trial will test a patient education intervention among adults ages 50 and over presenting with acute musculoskeletal pain in the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department. Patients will either view an educational video on pain management; view a video on pain management and receive a follow-up telephone call from a nurse; or receive guideline-based usual care.
The research specialist will work with the principle investigator to finalize study protocol, implement the intervention, and manage day-to-day study procedures. During the first three years of the trial, the research specialist will perform enrollment procedures in the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department and administer the intervention to patients in the intervention arm. The research specialist will work with study staff to develop and maintain an effective patient tracking system and will supervise a research assistant who will be responsible for conducting patient follow-up calls. The research specialist will work with the principle investigator to address all regulatory issues including preparation for IRB renewal.
Education and Experience:
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.
A successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
Master’s Degree in a discipline related to the field and one year of related training experience.
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.
Internal Number: 157451
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