Job Description

Job Title: Research Assistant
Job ID: 30788512
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Patient Care Education
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

UPMC Shadyside is an ANCC Magnet Recognized Hospital. The Nursing Education & Research Department work closely with the Magnet Program Director with and the Nurse Researcher to identify and support nurse driven projects that improve patient outcomes. 


The role of the Research Assistant will be to assist with quality improvement and research project data. It will include meeting with nursing staff and assisting them to define metrics to measure the outcomes related to quality improvement projects. 


The ideal candidate would have proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, SPSS Statistical Software, and past experience with Nursing Research. 


This is a grant funded position. 


Purpose:
The Research Assistant provides support as needed to the department. Performs literature searches and assists in the preparation of professional manuscripts and grant proposals and will also be responsible for data collection, entry, and management.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize references and materials for research projects and content areas.
  • Maintain professionalism in all interactions with stakeholders and internal staff.
  • Conduct literature searches.
  • Provide support for grant proposal and manuscript development and submission.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings and seminars, both internally and externally.
  • Perform data collection and entry.
  • Assist in data management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field, or current enrollment, with some experience in research environment.
  • Experience in the area of public health, psychology, applied research or behavioral health is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal skills. Detail oriented.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and the ability to learn various software packages as needed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.61 to $22.93 / hour

    Union Position: No

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