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Research Project Assistant (Youth and Family)

Description

The Youth and Family Research Program seeks to be an inclusive and safe space for all staff and participants. We value diversity and are committed to rectifying longstanding inequities with research and academia. We conduct high quality research with the goal of reducing health disparities in substance use problems. Within this context, we examine systemic racism and discrimination experiences in conjunction with individual factors that may contribute to substance use risk. The Research Project Assistant will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of two NIAAA-funded studies that examine differences in alcohol-related problems between Black and White drinkers and sleep disturbances related to increased alcohol use and alcohol problems.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate records of project spending and funds available.
  • Coordinate the daily activities and special projects for department.
  • Coordinate scheduling of assessments.
  • Assist with quality assurance over all aspects of data collection and management, including data flow, data entry and verification, maintenance of all project databases, data security and confidentiality.
  • Provides regular supervision for junior staff. Participates in evaluating staff.
  • Responsible for preparing and modifying IRB protocols, Regulatory Binders, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with the research, clinical, and administrative staff related to this research.
  • Coordination of recruitment ie. Advertisements, tracking recruitment, and developing strategies to increase response in targeted populations.
  • Responsible for the submission of regular reports detailing the progress of the research, including NIH progress reports.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Master’s degree in Psychology or related mental health field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years 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 and DSM-5 strongly preferred.
  • Prior supervisory and/or project management experience 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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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