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Job Description

Job Title: Research Specialist
Job ID: 819285691
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Nimgaonkar
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

The D’Aiuto/Nimgaonkar Laboratory is part of the Program for Genetics and Psychosis at Western Psychiatric Hospital of UPMC. Our laboratory is high-energy environment that focuses on the modeling of viral infections in the central nervous system using induced pluripotent stem cells. We have a history of innovative and impactful research in the field of psychiatry, genetics and virology. The ideal candidate will become part of a respected research team and can expect an exciting experience, both academically and technically.

This position is grant funded.

Purpose:

Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $15.97 to $25.15 / hour

Union Position: No

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