Job Description

Job Title: Res Project Coordinator WPIC
Job ID: 19209180
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Thurston
Location: 201 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Western Psychiatric Hospital is looking for a Research Project Coordinator! This is a Full-time position with up to 40 hours per week. Hours primarily range Monday - Friday during daylight shifts. This position is within the Women's Biobehavioral Laboratory which is focused on investigating midlife women's health.  

This position will be responsible for overseeing study progress, managing staff, preparing IRB documentation, assisting with budgets and budgetary projections, purchasing, assisting with grant and manuscript submissions, etc. The ideal candidate will have experience with human subjects research. 

This position is grant funded. 

To provide coordination and support for special projects and daily activities for the department.

  • Maintain accurate records of project spending and funds available.
  • Coordinate the daily activities and special projects for department.
  • Coordinate scheduling of assessments.
  • Assist with quality assurance over all aspects of data collection and management, including data flow, data entry and verification, maintenance of all project databases, data security and confidentiality.
  • Provides regular supervision for junior staff.
  • Responsible for preparing and modifying IRB protocols, Regulatory Binders, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with the research, clinical, and administrative staff related to this research.
  • Coordination of recruitment ie. Advertisements, tracking recruitment, and developing strategies to increase response in targeted populations.
  • Responsible for the submission of regular reports detailing the progress of the research, including NIH progress reports.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies. - Perform other duties as needed.
  • Assist as needed with study documentation. Assist with recruiting subjects into multidisciplinary research project. Assure appropriate numbers of subjects in ongoing protocols.
  • Code psychological and physiological data, and score interviews and questionnaires. Assure accuracy and completeness of data collected on subjects.
  • Code data, prepare data for data entry, perform data entry, and perform data editing. Assure the accuracy and completeness of data files.
  • Maintain communication with study participants and other research personnel.
  • Oversee other research staff as needed
  • Conduct psychological and physiological research protocols, administer interviews, and maintain subject contact during research protocol.
  • Assist with maintaining the laboratory and laboratory equipment in appropriate condition and ensure adequate laboratory supplies.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, business administration or related area of study and three years of relevant research and/or clinical experience is required.
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    Salary Range: $20.71 to $34.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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