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

Description

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.  

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

Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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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