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Research Associate WPIC


The Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders-Outpatient Programs, part of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, is hiring a full-time Research Assistant to support several studies that focus on research for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and to assist in the execution of research protocols.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for patient chart reviews, study recruitment via telephone and/or face-to-face contact with potential study participants, data entry via different data entry platforms, setting up video presentations for faculty and other staff and otherwise assisting with ongoing research efforts.

This position is grant funded.


  • Data entry, via manual and electronic data capture
  • Clinical Chart Reviews
  • Participant recruitment including informed consent process
  • Maintain accurate documentation  
  • Reminder Calls to study participants
  • Study measure administration including questionnaires and scoring
  • Tracking study appointments
  • Assisting in planning events for family support groups
  • Interface with physicians and clinicians regarding potential study participants


  • Bachelors degree required preferably in psychology or related field.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Must be familiar with various software applications including Word, Excel, statistical programs such as SPSS and Power Point.
  • Experience with IT including iOS and Android applications and teleconferencing strongly preferred.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior human subjects research experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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