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Research Assistant III - The Geriatric Neuropsychology Research Program (GNRP)

Description

The Geriatric Neuropsychology Research Program (GNRP), located in the Western Psychiatric Hospital’s (WPH) Oxford Building within the Department of Psychiatry, is directed by Meryl Butters, Ph.D. Under the supervision of Dr. Butters, along with Andrea Weinstein, Ph.D., and Swathi Gujral, Ph.D., we are looking to add new members to our team to administer neuropsychological and clinical assessments (tests of thinking and memory, questions about health history) to community-members of the Hill District and Homewood ages 35 and older who are part of an ongoing research project (PHRESH; https://www.rand.org/well-being/community-health-and-environmental-policy/projects/phresh.html). We will administer these tests at least twice over a few years to better understand how thinking and memory changes over time. This data will be added to the existing, longitudinal and methodologically rigorous assessments of social and environmental stressors, and how factors such as sleep health, social support, and neighborhood cohesion may affect cognitive health. The ongoing studies also include longitudinal assessments of key stressors at the individual (self-reported unfair treatment, psychological distress and PTSD) and neighborhood level (audits of neighborhood disorder, crime data, and neighborhood housing and real estate investments). In addition to administering and scoring tests and other clinical assessment tools, GNRP Research Specialists organize, review, and enter data collected, and participate in meetings with investigators and study coordinators to review study goals, recruitment, and the status of all active participants. Also, the GNRP holds weekly lively roundtable presentations and discussions on important and timely topics related to both our research and clinical neuroscience topics of interest to lab members.

Applicants who live in the Hill District or Homewood areas of Pittsburgh, or those who are familiar with these neighborhoods, are especially encouraged to apply.

Our research lab seeks to be an inclusive and safe space for all staff and participants. We value diversity and are committed to rectifying longstanding inequities within research and academia. We conduct high quality research with the goal of understanding who is at risk for cognitive impairment and how to best treat mental and cognitive health.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform entry level research related functions in support of a research project(s).
  • Perform more advanced clerical and/or data entry responsibilities.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Some college preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior research experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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