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Research Assistant

  • Job ID: 996876034
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Variable days/hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Patient Care Education
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.12 to $23.73 / hour

Description

The Patient Care Education department at UPMC Shadyside is looking for a Research Assistant! This position is limited casual, working between 8 - 12 hours per week; days and hours are variable. UPMC Shadyside is a three time Magnet Designated Hospital. The role of the Research Assistant will be to work with staff nurses and the Nursing Education Department to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence based practice quality improvement projects. 

Purpose:

The Research Assistant provides support as needed to the department. Performs literature searches and assists in the preparation of professional manuscripts and grant proposals and will also be responsible for data collection, entry, and management.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize references and materials for research projects and content areas.
  • Maintain professionalism in all interactions with stakeholders and internal staff.
  • Conduct literature searches.
  • Provide support for grant proposal and manuscript development and submission.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings and seminars, both internally and externally.
  • Perform data collection and entry.
  • Assist in data management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field, or current enrollment, with some experience in research environment. 
  • Experience in the area of public health, psychology, applied research or behavioral health is preferred. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills. 
  • Detail oriented. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and the ability to learn various software packages as needed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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