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Research Associate, Senior

  • Job ID: 56555009
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 64841 POP28 Thoracic Lung Transpla
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.78 to $31.22 / hour


University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division is currently hiring a Regular, Full-Time Research Associate, Senior to support the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant in their research efforts! 
Duties for this position include but are not limited to, data collection, screening referrals, consenting patients and collecting tissue.
The ideal candidate will have IRB protocol knowledge and previous patient care experience! 

Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Mentor, train and assist with supervising junior research staff.


  • Conduct preliminary statistical analysis of project data and provide progress reports to the Principal Investigator as needed.
  • Responsible for independently overseeing and conducting phone screens, interviews, evaluations, assessments and/or tests with research participants.
  • Mentor, train and assist with supervising junior research staff as needed.
  • Responsible for the submission of regular reports detailing the progress of the research.
  • Discuss outcomes and participate in research and/or clinical decision making process.
  • Screen referrals.
  • Initiate research participant recruitment efforts and share responsibility of overseeing accurate data collection.
  • Assist with IRB and grant submissions as needed.
  • Assist with preparation of scientific articles as needed.


  • Master's Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field and 1 year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting
  • OR Bachelor's Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field and 3 years of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required
Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

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

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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