Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate
Job ID: 703015
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: CRS Administration HF
Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


We are the benign hematology team at in the Clinical Research Services department at UPMC. We are conducting multiple studies in the field of benign hematology with a specialization and focus on sickle cell disease. Our team is seeking to fill a clinical research associate position to assist with large-scale, multi-site and federally funded research studies. The position will entail coordinating studies with responsibilities including but not limited to: learning and enacting study and clinical protocol, interacting with patients, entering data and ensuring data integrity, etc. Other responsibilities may be assumed contingent upon the needs of studies, dictated by direct supervisor, or funding of studies.


  • Plan, develop, and implement subject recruitment strategies and protocol activities in conjunction with the investigator .
  • Coordinate and manage several studies at various stages while implementing and ensuring that the correct protocol procedures (as outlined in the approved IRB documents) are followed.
  • Enroll research subjects, conduct research assessments, and follow-up with patients across multiple time points in the clinical environment.
  • Ensure that the consent/assent process is undertaken with all subjects in keeping with project procedures and distributing study subject payment accordingly.
  • Documenting patient interaction for effective study navigation and reporting any necessary or pertinent information to the investigator and/or physicians for appropriate follow-up procedures.
  • Assist with the completion of regulatory materials required for ongoing research continuation, including but not limited to IRB protocols and consents, scientific data preparation, communicating with IRB and regulatory personnel etc.
  • Travel and attend conferences and seminars relevant to research and clinical domains.
  • Appropriately communicate with investigator, fellow research staff, and clinical staff to ensure effective study progress and maintain cohesion and collaboration conducive to successful team dynamic.
  • Learn complex study protocols and act as coordinator for all undertaken studies and assume responsibilities respectively.
  • Ensure all data has been entered, verified, scanned, checked, cleaned, and stored as dictated per department and study protocols.
  • Communicate project needs, issues, and problems swiftly to investigator as they arise.
  • Maintain professional demeanor in all interactions with various professionals including but not limited to the office of grants and contracts, co-investigators, consultants, funding source project managers, the University of Pittsburgh IRB, and fellow research program staff.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field OR
  • Four (4) years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting OR
  • Three (3) years of experience in clinical research with certification.
  • Additional skills include prior knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software produces and the ability to work with a PC database applications.
  • Preferred knowledge of research methodology and prior supervisory and or/ project management experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $19.70 to $32.88

Union Position: No

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