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Research Specialist | The YETI Lab / ProNET Study

Description

The YETI Lab (www.yetilab.pitt.edu), under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Horton, is seeking a Research Specialist to assist with the ProNET Study, an NIMH-funded multisite (U01) study of 26 in international research sites examining comprehensive biomarkers in a large number of young people at risk for psychosis, including fMRI, EEG, fluid biomarkers, clinical and cognitive assessments, and daily life assessments. The Research Specialists will be conducting study visits and research procedures (e.g., clinical and cognitive assessments, ambulatory assessment, psychophysiology data collection, fMRI, and EEG) with adolescents; assisting with project management and research tasks as needed.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

Please submit a cover letter in order for your application to be reviewed for consideration

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year 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.
  • Experience working in one or more of the following domains is preferred: REDCap, heart rate variability data, EEG, fMRI, phlebotomy, and/or ambulatory assessment data.
  • Clinical or other work/ volunteer experience with adolescents strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34 with renewal

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