Job Description

Job Title: Program Coordinator Sr
Job ID: 46477492
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Gildengers
Location: 100 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The function of the part-time Sr. Program Coordinator is to manage the LATTICE-Tau sub-study of LATTICE (Lithium As a Treatment To prevent Impairment of Cognition in Elders) and participate in recruitment, assessment, and management of participants in the parent study (LATTICE), a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial employing low-dose lithium to prevent dementia in adults 60 years and older with mild cognitive impairment.


LATTICE-Tau is an imaging study conducted under a Food and Drug Agency (FDA) Investigator New Drug application (IND) employing a novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiotracer (AV-1451) to image tau and neurofibrillary tangles involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s type dementia. The Sr. Project Coordinator will interact with the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) at the University of Pittsburgh, oversee all research activities related to the imaging protocol, and manage all the regulatory components in consultation with the principal investigator (Ariel Gildengers, M.D.) and the project coordinator.


This study will be performed in the Oakland area. The Sr. Program Coordinator must be available 20 hours per week, typically 8:30-5:00 pm manner but with some flexibility.

This position is grant funded. 

Manage and coordinate administrative and financial activities related to the department.Serve as the primary information resource and liaison.

  • Act as a liaison and develop relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Provides senior level input towards program, facilities, and policy planning.
  • Oversee data collection.
  • Maintain and oversee monthly financial transactions and reporting.
  • Oversee department budget.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement short and long term projects.
  • Oversee administrative, clinical, and/or research functions for the program.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff.
  • Prepare annual reports and other reports as needed.
  • Oversee and maintain a series of databases.
  • Responsible for quality and process improvement initiatives.


  • Masters degree in Clinical or Developmental Psychology or Social Work or a related field is required.
  • 5 years of relevant clinical research and administrative experience in a University-based setting.
  • 7 years of clinical research experience is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience, including recruitment and training of research personnel required. 
  • 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Competence and familiarity with diagnostic classification systems and procedures for psychiatric diagnostic formulations is required.
  • Experience with managing data and other aspects of study completion is required. 
  • 2 years of data management experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $24.99 to $43.25 / hour

Union Position: No

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