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Research Associate (Casual)

Description

This casual Research Associate will assist in the Department of Psychiatry in the STAR Research Center under the direction of Dr. David Brent. The position will be in the ETUDES Center working on various R01 and R34 research grants. This position will involve completing clinical interviews, data entry, and writing clinical narratives for studies under the ETUDES Center. The employee will utilize consultation for high risk cases for individuals with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated and organized individual with experience with suicide assessment and management. A flexible schedule with some evening availability is preferred.

This position is grant funded.

Purpose:
Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Contact and schedule potential participants from a designated pool of individuals who have agreed to be contacted for research studies.
  • Conduct subject searches to locate subjects who are unable to be contacted.
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.
  • Conduct on-line and/or library searches as needed by the PI as necessary.
  • Perform phone interviews for research project protocol(s) as needed.
  • Maintain and update subject information database.
  • Conduct interviews with research participants under supervision as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Counseling, Sociology or related research field OR current enrollment in a related Bachelor's Degree program with direct experience in a research environment required.
  • Experience with suicide assessment and management preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.
  • Working 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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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