Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate WPIC
Job ID: 22545562
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Forbes
Location: 121 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260


This is a busy, active lab whose research focuses on brain systems related to mental health problems in adolescents and young adults. There are several ongoing studies, with a strong team of conscientious and sociable people contributing and trainees who are helping while they learn about clinical science. This creates an exciting, dynamic, pleasant environment in which everyone shares the mission of understanding and reducing psychopathology.

This is a Full-Time position with up to 40 hours per week. Shifts will range Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 5:00pm, occasional evening and weekend hours may be required as well. 

This position will be responsible for scheduling visits, attending scans, conducting interviews, data management, etc. The ideal candidate will have a background in research and data management. Previous experience working with clinical populations is preferred! 

This is a grant funded position. 

Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.

  • Assist with recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Maintain accurate documentation.


  • Bachelors degree required preferably in psychology or related field
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.61 to $22.93 / hour

    Union Position: No

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