COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit UPMC.com/coronavirus.

Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Database Coordinator | Sarpal Lab

Description

The Sarpal Lab is focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie psychiatric treatments with an overarching goal of advancing therapeutic approaches for chronic mental illness. The laboratory is interested in applying innovative and multimodal neuroimaging approaches to examine neurobiological systems that track patients across antipsychotic treatments. This includes high-field, 7-Tesla, neuroimaging-based fMRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI), and proxy measures of dopamine functioning.

We are seeking a Database Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. This is an exciting opportunity to work with multidisciplinary research studying the neurobiology underlying treatment outcomes in populations of patients with chronic psychotic disorders. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, data organization, and management. This individual will be responsible for programming and optimizing pipelines for data quality control and statistical and computational analyses for large-scale multimodal neuroimaging data, including but not limited to resting state and task-based fMRI, structural MRI, spectroscopy, and clinical data.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Pre-process and analyze neuroimaging data (including fMRI, MRS, structural MRI).
  • Develop, maintain, and document data processing pipelines.
  • Manage multiple datasets from ongoing and completed projects.
  • Implement novel fMRI, connectivity, machine learning, and advanced statistical methods.
  • Work in a self-initiated or consultative manner and collaborate with researchers on data collection and data analytic methods.
  • Serve as a resource for non-routine requests for statistics or surveys.
  • Help train and supervise junior lab members.
  • Runs standard monthly reports to check data.
  • Routinely review database / Perform quality checks and troubleshoot for inactivity and invoicing issues.
  • Maintain database integrity and quality control by checking and correcting errors.
  • Independently responsible for producing ad-hoc reports and projects as needed.
  • Design and implement Access database for reporting, modifying, scoring, and merging data and database tables.

Qualifications

  • Typically has completed a four-year academic degree including courses in computer programming, systems analysis, system development, or systems engineering
  • Master’s degree or equivalent skills in biomedical engineering, computer science, or other quantitative field such as neuroscience, engineering, statistics, economics, or finance.

OR

  • has acquired Core IT skills and knowledge via practical experience
  • Proficiency with or knowledge base important for neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g., HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, AFNI).
  • Strong programing skills, background in statistics, experience working with diverse computing environments (e.g., Python, UNIX/BASH languages) and statistical software (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB).
  • In-depth knowledge and experience using analytical and database software
  • Strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team
  • Has mastered the essential knowledge base for an IT professional
  • Has mastered the essential IT principles and analytical rules that guide their application in practical situations
  • Able to perform basic/standard IT procedures and protocols
  • Relies on buddy system/coach to demonstrate applied skills and to guide non-routine actions
  • *Higher education (Bachelors/Masters) may be required per Grants

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Security Alert

We are aware of scams targeting UPMC and other large companies that involve individuals posing as employees to illegitimately conduct interviews and extend false employment offers and payments to gain access to candidates' personal information. Please note that UPMC will not communicate with candidates through third-party email services like Gmail or Yahoo. While some interviews may take place via a video conferencing service, UPMC Talent Acquisition will not conduct interviews via Skype or Google Hangouts. UPMC will never ask for or disburse funds during the recruitment process. If you are hired into a role with a sign-on bonus or similar incentive, funds will be paid to you by UPMC after your start date.

If you suspect you have been a victim of a fraudulent UPMC job offer, please report the attempt using this form.