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Student Research Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/18/2017
Working Title Student Research Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Research
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking Student Workers for Funded Project:
Seeking Graduate Students with prior experience or exposure to health/medical related research programs or activities. Experience with reviewing scientific/medical literature. Ability to distinguish between different types of study designs (e.g., case reports, cross-sectional surveys, prospective cohort studies, experimental studies). Ability to read the published literature and identify key information (e.g., the research question, the study design, the population studied, the descriptive and analytic statistical test used to answer specific aims, the findings linked to specific tests).

Experience with building and/or maintaining research databases and using different software packages to construct and query databases (e.g., SAS, STATA, other). Experience with performing descriptive and analytic analyses with statistical software packages (e.g., SAS). Experience with creating and populating data tables that will eventually be included in peer-reviewed publications. Additional tasks include helping investigators write draft manuscripts, editing, and co-authoring for publication peer-reviewed publications.

Job Requirements

Applicants should be available 10-20 hours per week. Team work is mandatory. Prior experience as an EMT/medic or healthcare provider would be helpful.

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 3
Anticipated Hours per Week 10-20
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Iroquois Building 400A
Posting Number S-05584-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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter