Job Description

Job Title: Research Associate
Job ID: 652997506
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift:
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Pedersen
Location: 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

The Youth and Family Research Program seeks to be an inclusive safe space for all staff and participants. We are committed to conducting high quality research with the goal of reducing health disparities in substance use problems.


This position will be responsible for recruiting and screening eligible participants, running beverage session protocols and conducting face to face psychiatric interviews. 


This position is grant funded. 


Purpose:

Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.

Responsibilities:
  • Contact and schedule potential participants from a designated pool of individuals who have agreed to be contacted for research studies.
  • Conduct subject searches to locate subjects who are unable to be contacted.
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.
  • Conduct on-line and/or library searches as needed by the PI as necessary.
  • Perform phone interviews for research project protocol(s) as needed.
  • Maintain and update subject information database.
  • Conduct interviews with research participants under supervision as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field or current enrollment in a related Bachelor's Degree program with direct experience in a research environment required.
  • 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 with renewal 
  • Act 33 with renewal 
  • Act 34 with renewal 
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $15.12 to $23.73 / hour

Union Position: No

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