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Research Project Assistant WPI | Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory

Description

The Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory is devoted to understanding and enhancing women’s health at midlife and beyond. The lab is within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The Research Project Assistant will be responsible for screening, recruiting, and consenting participants, conducting psychological and physiological measurements, administering interviews, data coding and entry, etc. for laboratory research studies. The ideal candidate would be someone who had prior human subjects research experience, has strong organizational skills, is detail-orientated, and has effective communication skills.

This position is grant funded.


Responsibilities:

  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) which include:
    • Recruit and screen participants, schedule study appointments, meet the participants at study visits, obtain written consent forms, orient participants to study procedures, administer anthropometric, psychometric and cognitive assessments, conduct laboratory testing, equip participants with ambulatory study equipment, train participants on the use of monitors and diaries.
  • Code physiologic data collected. Enter self-report and physiologic data.
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of all study data collected.
  • Mentor, train, and assist with supervising junior research staff.
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
  • Work independently and in a team. Effectively prioritize and complete tasks.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, or related research field.
  • Minimum of two 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 strongly preferred.
  • Prior supervisory and/or project management experience preferred.
  • Experience performing phlebotomy preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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