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Occupational Therapy Research Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/13/2017
Working Title Occupational Therapy Research Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Research
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University is seeking a Student Research Assistant who will be trained in research assessment skills, data entry and data management, as well as basic interview and observation skills for interacting with individuals with opioid dependency.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements include:
1. Approach potential study participants through phone screenings to discuss research opportunities. (Training provided)
2. Attend weekly laboratory meetings and report to the group on progress of assigned duties.
3. Obtain Informed Consent from patients who are interested in research study participation. (Training provided)
4. Handle sensitive data in a professional manner that complies with all confidentiality rules and regulations.
5. Communicate clearly and effectively (both verbally and in writing) with colleagues, research coordinator, laboratory staff, research manager, and PI.
6. Must be able to work independently while exhibiting a level of judgement that ensures participant safety and adherence to study protocols and procedures.
7. Flexibility in scheduling work hours around course schedule, as participation varies dependent on participant’s progression through pregnancy and hospital discharge.
8. Conduct data-entry using project data-management system.

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.

Hourly Pay Rate $15.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 5-10
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Flexible around class schedule

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Forbes Tower 5026
Posting Number S-05564-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a current student in the Department of Occupational Therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please provide a brief introduction of yourself.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please list the main reasons you are interested in the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have previous experience in obtaining informed consent from patients or research participants? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter