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Research Assistant

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, with The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting for a full time Research Assistant (RA) to assist in the management of NCIOM project activities and to provide research support.


The RA will work under the direction of Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, President and CEO (Principal Investigator) of the NCIOM, and the Associate Director (AD), NCIOM, Berkeley Yorkery. The RA will assist with the bi-monthly publication of the North Carolina Medical Journal by collecting and storing information on contributors and monitoring contributors’ progress. The RA will support all facets of task forces and other projects planning, including organizing, implementing and evaluating activities and providing written documentation, under the supervision of the PI/AD. The RA will compile and organize data from various sources for reports. The RA will compile project information and synthesize research. The RA will also be responsible for updates to the NCIOM and NCMJ websites, including data collection and report creation. The position requires substantial capacity to independently manage and coordinate research activities in addition to excellent writing skills. The RA will work with several groups of people, including providers, government agencies, professional associations, and other stakeholders and policy makers, and needs to have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The person holding this position must be capable of working independently in a self-directed manner.


The NCIOM has been at the forefront of studying health issues with the state of North Carolina. As a result of the success of recent task force activities and recommendations, new opportunities have developed for NCIOM to branch out to new methods of conducting our work that have not been performed to a large degree in the past. The NCIOM also recognizes the need for support for the flow of manuscripts, edits, and other documents for the NCMJ. The work of the research assistant will support the NCMJ as well as the ongoing and new projects that aim to improve public programs and policies for the state. The research assistant is a new position.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills - written, oral, and in-person communication with project participants; participating in regular project meetings; note taking during meetings; report writing
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once with a high level of organization
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing project and meeting support
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills conducting literature reviews and secondary data collection
  • Ability to use WordPress or other website content management system
  • Knowledge of public health/policy

Employment Type:

Permanent, Full-time


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week


Please use this link to apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/163796