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Research Associate Sr WPIC

Description

Dr. Melhem’s research focuses on studying the familial, genetic, environmental, and biological pathways implicated in suicidal behavior; and studying psychological and biological responses to stress across the spectrum of psychopathology. This current project aims to identify predictors in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA) of the brain and inflammatory pathways for suicidal behavior in youth.


This position will be responsible for assisting with recruitment of research subjects from inpatient units, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by face-to-face interviews and computer tasks, collecting biological samples and delivering them to laboratories. 


This position is grant funded.

Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Mentor, train, & assist with supervising junior research staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, collecting data from subjects, assist with preparation of scientific articles, assist with data analysis, assist with IRB and grant submissions as needed.
  • Mentor, train, and assist with supervising junior research staff.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree required preferably in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, 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.
  • DSM-V experience preferred 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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