Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate WPIC
Job ID: 705893
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varies
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPT - Hasler
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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

  • A primary responsibility will be assisting in participant recruitment via a variety of strategies including (but not limited to) recruitment at medical clinics and community events, as well as social media, bus advertisements, and flyers posted in the community
  • Supervise participants while they complete psychosocial data collection using direct computer data entry
  • Meeting participants and escorting them to their appointments, touring them through the Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience Center, and escorting them to Magnetic Resonance Research Center for their fMRI scan
  • Assist in any necessary data entry
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to ensure adequate numbers of assessments as outlined in the protocol.
  • Performs other research duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.


  • 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.

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  • 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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