Job Description

Job Title: Research Project Assistant WPI
Job ID: 20165442
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: FRANZEN
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Research opportunity to join the Pittsburgh Sleep in Teens Study—a longitudinal study of adolescents to understand how changing sleep and neural systems leads to problems such as depression and suicidal thinking. 


Preferred candidates will have experience in research and will be personable and non-judgmental. Organizational skills, detail-oriented, punctual, good time management, and professional communication are required. 


Ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organization skills, and will have had prior experience running and preprocessing fMRI data; be comfortable working in UNIX environment and with matlab code; and/or conducting diagnostic clinical assessments.


Some evening and occasional weekend hours may be required.


This position is grant funded.


Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Share responsibility of managing the day to day activities for the research project. Handle project specific tasks as needed.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate in all recruitment activities, handle project specific tasks, and assist with day to day activities for research project including recruitment, data collection, participant payments, budget management, etc.
  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s) as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, or related research field.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. 
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior supervisory and/or project management experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $16.72 to $26.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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