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Clinical Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 07/17/2017
Working Title Clinical Research Assistant
Job Classification Health Professional I (NE)
Department Name 35209-Med-Pediatrics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0133085
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

This Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for providing support to the research studies conducted in the Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (PCTRC).

The successful candidate will provide administrative support such as data entry, file maintenance and assisting with reports. The duties are integral to the administrative operation of the unit.

The successful candidate will assist the research nurses, coordinators and investigators in collecting and processing blood, urine, and other specimens according to the methods defined in multiple research protocols and established standards and practices. He or she is responsible for processing and organizing research samples for storage and shipping; labeling and recording specimens; operating lab equipment, such as a centrifuge; delivering specimens to other departments and other duties directed by the department Management. Ideal candidate must be a team player, organized, and learn new techniques quickly.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. At least one year of research experience or exposure to research methodology is preferred. This position is located at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

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

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Extensive experience may be substituted for degree.
Two years’ experience working in a clinical setting is desired; previous experience with clinical research 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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Shift determined by manager.

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. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter