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Research Project Assistant WPI - PRIDE iM

Description

Dr. César Escobar-Viera, PhD, MD, from the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Internet Delivered Interventions on LGBTQ+ Mental Health (PRIDE iM) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Project Assistant to join a team that conducts health equity research at the intersections of social media, applied technology, and mental health. The incumbent will join PRIDE iM, a research initiative in the department of psychiatry that focuses on leveraging digital technology to improve the mental health of sexual and gender minority populations (i.e., LGBTQ+, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer). The incumbent will (1) Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) (2) Share responsibility of managing the day-to-day activities for the research project, (3) Handle project specific tasks as needed (see PRIDE iM Preferences section). 

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities

  • Handle both administrative and research job duties as needed for research protocol(s).
  • Handle all special projects for research protocol(s).
  • Collaborate in all recruitment activities of research subjects.
  • Share responsibility of managing the day-to-day activities for the research project.
  • Assist the project coordinator in coordinating flow of participants through the project, including screening, tracking contacts and attendance, and maintaining current information on how to contact participants, etc.
  • Assist the project coordinator with participant payments as needed.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PRIDE iM Preferences

  • Experience using social media for maintaining communications, targeted outreach, study recruitment, as well as for updating (i.e., posting) on PRIDE iM social media accounts and website. 
  • Experience creating educational materials for diverse youth (sexual and gender minorities, race, ethnicity, physical ability)
  • Experience using existing online platforms (e.g., Animaker, Vyond, Canva) to create videos and/or infographics for dissemination of educational and research content.
  • Experience with scientific writing, editing, and formatting for scientific journals, and previous experience with reference manager software.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, or related research field.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior supervisory and/or project management experience preferred.

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  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
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  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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