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Research Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/21/2017
Working Title Research Coordinator
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 38204-SHRS-Rehab Sci & Tech
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134932
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Coordination.The research coordinator will be responsible for submitting, maintaining, and tracking Institutional Review Board submissions for assigned clinical research studies related to wheelchair use and assistive technology. The incumbent will be responsible for regularly communicating with the design team/shop staff and for coordinating data collection activities for assigned research studies. These activities include subject recruitment, enrollment, scheduling study visits, administering informed consent and questionnaires, data entry and other miscellaneous tasks necessary to achieve the goals of the research studies. Other duties include training graduate students, ordering supplies, conducting internal audits, participating in community recruitment events and assisting with preparation for various events. Occasional travel may be required.
This position requires excellent organizational, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be able to work independently and in a team. The ability to multi-task and problem solve is essential. PI’s studies are predominately technology based; background in rehabilitation engineering or knowledge of engineering concepts is a plus.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

BS in health or rehabilitation engineering field preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point. IRB experience preferred.

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 bachelor'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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents