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Job Description

Job Title: Biosignal Processing Specialist
Job ID: 806189317
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Bylsma Hard Funds
Location: 121 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260


Data processing and analysis of biological signals (e.g., psychophysiological, neural) collected from human subject research, including biosignals from laboratory and/or ambulatory passive sensing. Integration of signals from multiple modalities for processing and analysis (e.g., biological, behavioral, self-report, clinical). Coordination with other investigators or staff on data collection protocols, including assisting with oversight of quality control of biosignal data acquisition.

This position will involve working on a grant-funded project in collaboration with the University of Western Australia investigating emotion regulation processes in the lab and in daily life among adults with elevated depression and anxiety symptoms. Data collected will include cardiovascular psychophysiology measures acquired during a laboratory protocol and an ambulatory protocol using passive sensing, in addition to clinical and self-report measures. This position will be responsible for data management, processing and analysis of cardiovascular psychophysiology data.  

This position is grant funded. 

  • Process biosignal data (e.g., psychophysiological, neural) collected from laboratory or ambulatory passive sensing research protocols. Specifically, this position will involve managing the processing of psychophysiological data, including artifact correction and analysis of cardiovascular data (electrocardiogram).
  • Accurately compile data from a variety of data sources into databases for analysis, including merging biological data streams (i.e., cardiovascular psychophysiology) with other psychological, clinical, behavioral and/or self-report variables
  • Coordinate with other investigators or staff on data collection protocols, including assisting with oversight of quality control of data acquisition.
  • Assist with general data management tasks, such as data transfers or data backups
  • Keep accurate logs of status of data transfers, processing and analysis
  • Assist with NIH data sharing requirements, including converting data into the proper formats and managing uploads 


  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, biology, neuroscience, computer science, data science, bioinformatics or related field 
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages (e.g., excel, Matlab, EPrime)
  • Working knowledge of scripting or syntax creation for data processing or analysis
  • Experience working with biological, neural, psychological, behavioral, or passive sensing data
Preferred Experience
  • Working knowledge of research methodology, including study design and data acquisition
  • Experience with signal processing or time series analysis 
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting or with data collected from a research protocol
Cover letter and resume attachments preferred with application submission. 

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $15.97 to $25.15 / hour

    Union Position: No

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