UNC Center for Health Equity Research is a vibrant intellectual home for health equity research and innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill and aims for global recognition of its role as a leader in the field. The work of the Center will bring together scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines to form collaborative multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation, and translational research. This shared commitment will serve as a bridge among their disciplines and levels of experience. Center members generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research thus driving innovation in collaboration with underserved communities to improve health.

The Center for Health Equity Research is located at the UNC Department of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine.

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.

Position Summary

The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing research support for the day-to-day activities of the NC CEAL project under the Principal Investigator and Project Manager. The purpose of this position is to assist the research team in the development and preparation of research and training materials, reporting, administrative duties, and IRB preparation and submission. 

Activities to support this work will include but not be limited to assisting with research administration, task and milestone reporting, data compilation and visualization; assisting with preparation of applications and modifications to the Institutional Review Board; contributing to preparing and submitting progress and data reports; communicating with the research team and community research partners; and supporting data collection, management, and report development; and survey development and administration. In this position, the successful candidate will not only be required to work with diverse research teams, but also be able to work independently on tasks assigned to them.

The hired candidate will support the coordination, collection, and analyzing of data and provide feedback and input on protocol development and reports. As assigned, the candidate will work independently to summarize data to organize and prepare reports and presentations; and provide recommendations on and contribute to manuscripts.