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Research Specialist

Description

The Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab at the University of Pittsburgh studies decision processes in depression, suicidal behavior. Our basic focus is on neural mechanisms of reinforcement learning, including learning from social exchanges and on how humans resolve the explore-exploit dilemma. We use behavioral experiments, computational modeling and fMRI.


This position will be responsible for participant recruitment, scheduling assessments, conducting in-person and telephone interviews and clinical assessments, assisting with grant proposal submission, etc. This position offers clinical, neuroscience, and computer training, collaboration with a team of psychiatrists and neuroscientists, and optional academic activities providing opportunities for professional growth (e.g., review of the literature, authorship for presentations and publications).


This position is grant funded.


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 computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal 
  • Act 33 with renewal 
  • Act 34 with renewal 
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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