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Research Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 06/16/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Research Specialist
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35370-Med-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0131394
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is seeking a Research Specialist.

The Research Specialist is responsible for data abstraction, enrollment of patients into various research studies, and IRB submissions. This includes an independent detailed review of patient medical records, collection of specific variables, and resolution of data queries. Responsibilities also include screening and consent of patients in physician clinics, tracking of patients, preparing documents for review by the IRB and other review committees, and assisting with various research projects. The Research Specialist may also be responsible for administering questionnaires to patients in the clinic or over the telephone.

Bachelor’s Degree in a health sciences field is required plus 2-3 years of professional level experience in a clinical research or related clinical field.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in a health sciences field is required plus 2-3 years of professional level experience in a clinical research or related clinical field.

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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
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

Hours may vary depending on work flow.

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)

  4. * Have you ever worked with clinical data, electronic health records?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have prior human subject research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents