Job Description

Job Title: Ld Res Project Coord, WPIC
Job ID: 20821939
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, Monday - Friday
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Becker
Location: 3501 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The research team is studying the brain structural and functional characteristics of individuals between 50-89 years old. The study involves neuropsychological testing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Magneto-encephalography.

This position is within a large and complex research team. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working with individuals with cognitive difficulties. 

This position is grant funded.  

To provide senior level coordination and support for special projects and daily activities for the department/study.

  • Responsible for the submission of regular reports detailing the progress of the research, including NIH progress reports.
  • Coordinate the daily activities and special projects for department.
  • Provides input towards hiring decisions and performance evaluations.
  • Responsible for preparing and modifying IRB protocols, Regulatory Binders, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of project spending and funds available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mentor, train, and assist with supervising junior research staff as needed.
  • Provide advanced level research/administrative/and project management support for the research study.
  • Coordinate scheduling of assessments.
  • Coordinate data preparation to assist PI/Dept head with presentations, manuscripts, reports, etc
  • Responsible for coordinating the workflow of staff, work study, volunteers and other study personnel.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, business administration or related area of study required.
  • Five years of relevant research and/or clinical experience with two years of project management experience required.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products).
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.Strong organizational skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $21.64 to $37.36 / hour

    Union Position: No

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