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Job Description

Job Title: Sr Research Associate
Job ID: 682714560
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Department: 8961 MWRI Erie
Location: 118 East 2nd St, Erie PA 16507


MWRI Erie is a new initiative to the Erie Community.  It will bring basic and clinical research along with clinical trials to the community, with the purpose to improve the quality and cost of healthcare. It will be a satellite of MWRI Pittsburgh and will host protocols ongoing and initiated in Pittsburgh, as well as newly established protocols developed locally and those established in collaboration with PSU Behrend.

This position is grant funded. 


Conducts and manages independent research, assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation and trains research personnel. Responsible for supervising Research personnel.

  • Conduct research in a manner that maintains and promotes scientific integrity, and ensure that research projects and environment comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop research projects including protocol design, budget preparation and justification, data collection and analysis and data storage.
  • Supervise Research Associates, Research Assistants, Research Technicians and monitors budgets.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge.
  • Obtain approval for research projects from review committees.
  • Responsible for the planning of manuscript preparation.
  • Responsible for supervising record keeping, inventory and equipment management processes.
  • Effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators.
  • Plan and implements training programs for Research Associates, Research Assistants and Research Technicians on Research activities and practice including grant application, budget management, data analysis, record keeping and scientific integrity.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant applications including budget preparation and justification.


  • Master's degree in a basic science or clinical research area relevant to research activities to be performed, with at least three years experience; OR Bachelor degree in a basic science with at least five years' experience working within a biomedical research environment, which would include coordinating and executing a research protocol including manuscript preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage and train research personnel, and to effectively communicate and interface with faculty and hospital staff.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $20.79 to $35.99 / hour

    Union Position: No

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