Job Description

Job Title: Research Specialist - Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging
Job ID: 13057152
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Aizenstein
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

The Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging lab uses structural and functional MRI to study the brain changes associated with aging, and the disorders of aging. They use fMRI to relate the cognitive and affective symptoms in the elderly to the functional neuroanatomy. A central theme of their research is investigating the common underlying neural mechanisms of the components of the geriatric syndrome, including studying depression, mobility, and cognition.

This is a grant funded position. 

Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:
  • 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).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required
  • Familiarity with comptuers and common software packages required
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $15.58 to $24.54 / hour

Union Position: No

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