Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate - Basic Science
Job ID: 724308
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: and Postnatal Exposure pe
Location: 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation and trains research personnel.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification. Obtain approval for research projects from review committees. Assist in manuscript preparation.
  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity, and ensure that research projects and environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis and data storage.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Plan and implement training programs for Research Assistants on research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping and scientific integrity.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Supervise research assistants and monitors budgets. Responsible for record keeping, inventory and equipment management.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed with at least one year experience; OR 
  • Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least three years experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.  
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

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

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

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32

Union Position: No

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