Job Description

Job Title: Research Specialist
Job ID: 672227
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Young Start Up
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

The Biological Affect Modulation (BAM) lab is devoted to understanding onset and recovery from emotional disorders, such as depression and anxiety, with a specific focus on developing new neuroscience-derived behavioral treatments, including real-time fMRI neurofeedback. Using behavioral, physiological (EEG, galvanic skin response, heart rate, respiration), and functional imaging methods we seek to understand the physiological mechanisms of emotional information and autobiographical memory processing with the ultimate goal of developing techniques that allow individuals to modify these mechanisms directly (via real-time fMRI neurofeedback, for example).

We are looking for a Research Specialist to help run depressed subjects through an fMRI neurofeedback study. Responsibilities will include scheduling and running subjects for fMRI neurofeedback visits, as well as assisting with data entry and processing (using tools such as matlab and afni). 

This position is grant funded.

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

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
  • 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).

Qualifications

  • Bachelors 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.
Preferred: 
  • Experience with fMRI data collection and analysis 
  • Experience with EEG data collection and analysis 
  • Experience working with depressed (or other psychiatric) populations 
  • Comfortable using Matlab


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82

Union Position: No

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