Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate WPIC
Job ID: 673066
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Clark
Location: 3501 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


his Research Associate will be part of the NIH funded Pittsburgh site of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. The ABCD Research Consortium consists of 21 research sites across the country and will invite approximately 10,000 children ages 9-10 to join the study. Researchers will track their biological and behavioral development through adolescence into young adulthood.


Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.

  • Assist with recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Maintain accurate documentation.
  • Conduct research assessments with parents and children including structured interviews, neuropsychological testing and self-report computerized measures
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants;
    Maintain and update database; perform data entry and verification as needed
  • Track and assess subjects for follow-up; participate in the active retention of subjects
  • Process participant payments via the We-pay system
  • Attend in office weekly staff coordination meetings with study coordinator and/or Investigators to provide study progress report


  • Bachelors degree required preferably in psychology or related field. 
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. 
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Completion of some graduate coursework in psychology or related field is preferred
  • Previous research assessment experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required
  • Must be able to work some afternoon, evening and weekend hours

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: $14.12 to $22.16

Union Position: No

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