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Research Associate WPIC

Description

Purpose:
The Research Associate will be joining the teams of two different research studies about mindfulness meditation. One study is a randomized controlled trial of a group-based meditation course plus primary care versus usual primary care alone for persons with chronic low back pain.  The second study aims to validate a set of questionnaires that describe mindfulness. For the validation study we will be recruiting persons across the nation who are starting a mindfulness course.  For both studies, the Research Associate will be an integral member of the team, assisting with developing recruitment materials, recruiting, and retaining participants, and reimbursing participants.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment and retention, scheduling appointments, obtaining online consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face online interviews for research project(s).
  • Maintain accurate documentation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology or related field.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Interest in mindfulness and meditation preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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