Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate (Center for Sleep - Daylight)
Job ID: 704937
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8am-5pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: FRANZEN
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Provide support for research projects focused on developing and testing behavioral intervention programs that aim to improve adolescent sleep.



  • Interact with youth research participants and their parents both in-person and by phone.
  • Conduct participant recruitment, scheduling and tracking, and payment.
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.
  • Maintain and update subject information database which includes coding qualitative focus group proceedings.
  • Assisting in reporting to the IRB and funding agencies.
  • Some involvement in data management as well as assisting in writing abstracts and manuscripts when needed.


  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field.
  • Direct experience in a research environment required.
  • Prior related work experience in human subject research setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, organization, attention to detail and management in multiple research studies preferred.
  • Reliable transportation between Western Psychiatric Institute, the Adolescent Medicine Oakland Medical building and participating schools.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • 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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