Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate (Immune Transplant and Therapy Center)
Job ID: 764426
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: CRS Administration HF
Location: 3380 Blvd Of The Allies, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center is a bold and ambitious effort. A partnership between UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, we are revolutionizing how the world thinks about — and treats — many diseases.

The ITTC is an innovative department generating and facilitating novel cell therapy research protocols. We coordinate the care of patients for the cell therapy trials and work with multiple departments within our system to ensure continuity of care is maintained throughout the research protocol.

Under the direction of the Clinical Research Manager, the research associate will work with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate clinical research trials provided through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers and to independently execute job functions related to protocol management.

  • Assists in entering subject trial registration and study status updates into CTMA.
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor.
  • Assists in verifying subject eligibility according to protocols by reviewing medical records, laboratory, and radiology or CT scan results.
  • Create study specific source documents, case report forms and study visit checklists.
  • Insures that patient's records, slides, radiology tests, lab work results, etc. are obtained and reviewed prior to patient entry into a study.
  • Performs consenting process and study implementation of lab, registry, and non-therapeutic clinical trials.
  • Process required documents as need for the research protocols.
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data collection for protocols.
  • Shares responsibility of managing the day to day activities for the research protocols.
  • Will serve as an assistant to support all main functions of the department.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree in healthcare or related field OR four years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting OR three 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 / hour

Union Position: No

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