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Research Specialist | Youth Emotions, Thoughts, and Interactions (YETI) Lab

Description

The Youth Emotions, Thoughts, and Interactions (YETI) Lab (www.yetilab.pitt.edu), under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Horton, is seeking a Research Specialist to assist with the ProNET: Psychosis Research Outcomes Project (https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10093852), a multisite study starting recruitment in the summer of 2021 seeking to recruit over 1,000 young people at clinical high-risk for psychosis at 27 international sites. The aims of ProNET are to better understand biomarkers of psychosis risk to pave the way for better treatments in the future. The Research Specialist will be responsible for conducting study visits and research procedures (e.g., passive data sensing, fMRI, EEG, and clinical assessments) with adolescents and young adults; assisting with project management and research tasks as needed.

This position is grant funded.


Responsibilities:

  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, 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.
  • Experience working with biological, neural, psychological, behavioral, or passive sensing data strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
 

  • 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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