Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate (Anesthesiology Clinical Trials Program)
Job ID: 726865
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Department: Administration
Location: 532 South Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


UPMC Department of Anesthesiology Clinical Trials Program—our team travels to many hospitals in the UPMC system based on the protocols we have active at various hospitals. 

This individual will work within our research team to support the Principal Investigator for both industry and investigator-initiated clinical trials. This includes approaching patients to explain study to them and obtain informed consent, conducting study assessments based on the needs of the research protocol, and completing IRB and submissions. 

The shifts for this position will rotate, and will include both evening, overnight and weekend shifts. 


Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.

  • Conduct interviews with research participants under supervision as needed.
  • Conduct on-line and/or library searches as needed by the PI as necessary.
  • Conduct subject searches to locate subjects who are unable to be contacted.
  • Contact and schedule potential participants from a designated pool of individuals who have agreed to be contacted for research studies.
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.
  • Maintain and update subject information database.
  • Perform phone interviews for research project protocol(s) as needed.


Bachelors Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field or current enrollment in a related Bachelors Degree program with direct experience in a research environment required. Familiarity with computers and common software packages required Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred

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

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

Salary Range: $14.12 to $22.16 / hour

Union Position: No

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