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Project Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/18/2017
Working Title Project Coordinator
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 34202-GSPH-Epidemiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134918
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The Project Coordinator will manage the day-to-day operations and overall coordination of a research study (PMOMS), which is a longitudinal study designed to determine contributors to disparities in postpartum weight retention and cardiometabolic health using real-time data collection via smartphone technology. It is an ancillary study to an ongoing trial (GDM2). The project coordinator will be responsible for the study start-up, including the development of data collection processes, establishing the study’s Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s), the establishment of laboratory procedures and the coordination of communication between staff and collaborating investigators (Research Assistants, GDM2 Study Team, Technology Team, Data Management Team). The incumbent will also schedule, prepare for, carry out participant assessments, document study visits, and supervise research staff in their day-to day study related duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator. This individual will also assist and oversee all data collection processes (data collection, entry, tracking), maintenance of study files, coordinate and attend research team meetings, and create reports for weekly research and scientific meetings, IRB, NIH and other related parties. The Project Coordinator will continually monitor study expenditures and keep to the study budget. The Project Coordinator will also provide training, supervision, and direction to junior staff on study-related tasks.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology or related field with at least 3 years experience working in an office environment coordinating multiple activities in support of research projects, preferably with direct study participant interaction. Experience with epidemiologic or health-related research preferred. Prior experience with IRB processes and funding agency correspondence preferred. Additional relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree requirement.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents