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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Deadline (Close date) 11/13/2017
Working Title Research Assistant
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 32215-Nurs-Health & Community Systems
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135573
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s department of Nurs-Health & Community Systems is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Research Assistant. The Research Assistant aids in a study evaluating impaired sleep in persons with Type 2 diabetes.

The incumbent will be responsible for screening and recruiting eligible participants with Type 2 diabetes for the study. This includes attending health events and/or fairs and distributing education to potential participants as well as conducting assessments according to a research protocol. In addition, this position will include assisting the PI, project director and research team with the daily tasks necessary for the operation of a research study such as filing, literature searches, copying assessments, etc.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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

Knowledge of research process and the informed consent process including HIPAA regulations and other ethical issues as they pertain to research, particularly in a study involving participants with diabetes. This background knowledge is necessary as this person will be responsible for recruitment and data collection in a study that involves persons with diabetes.

Experience needed in interviewing and conducting basic research. Excellent communication skills are required. Basic computer literacy and word processing is required.

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, Part-Time
Percent Effort 80
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 with 1-2 years of relevant experience?
    • 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