Job Description

Job Title: Research Specialist - Clinical Evaluator
Job ID: 661655
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Prasad
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

This position is grant funded. 

  • Recruit volunteers for research procedures
  • Understand and educate volunteers about the research study 
  • Screen subjects for research studies using semi-structured questionnaires
  • Administer structured clinical and neurocognitive instruments to complete all research evaluations Perform basic computer maintenance and optimal data transfer
  • Entry of clinical and neurocognitive data into computer database
  • Development of data queries for statistical analysis
  • Organization of the clinical and cognitive data for analysis
  • Educate and train students, volunteers and new recruits
  • Other related duties as assigned in connection with this research


  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in psychology, social work or  counseling
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Ability understand and administer instruments for diagnosis of various clinical conditions
  • Background of psychiatric assessments including cognitive evaluations
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. 
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and MAC OS X operating system
  • Proficient in Office packages, including but not limited to Microsoft database and spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and co-ordinate various research evaluations

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.69 to $23.13

Union Position: No

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