Job Description

Job Title: Research Specialist
Job ID: 19379352
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Siegle
Location: 3501 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Our lab is devoted to understanding interactions of cognition and emotion, particularly their associations with mental disorder and recovery. We are looking to understand relationships between emotional information processing styles and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. Cognitive and physiological aspects of emotional information processing are examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), physiological assessment (measurement of pupil dilation, eyetracking, event-related potentials (ERPs) and electromyography – EMG, etc.), behavioral testing, self-report measures, and computational modeling. 


This position will be responsible for contacting participants, conducting in-person assessments, data preprocessing, analyses and quality checking, etc. Experience with human physiological or neuroimaging assessment and Matlab are preferred. 


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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $15.58 to $24.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

    Apply Current Employee?

    UPMC VALUES

    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

    QUALITY & SAFETY
    DIGNITY & RESPECT
    CARING & LISTENING
    RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
    EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

    UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


    WORKING HERE



    Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

    Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

    UPMC Health Plan Named Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2019


    UPMC Ranked #1 Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers in 2019

    Share:
    Talent Network