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Clinical Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/04/2017
Working Title Clinical Research Assistant
Job Classification Administrator II
Department Name 35209-Med-Pediatrics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135533
Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate for an open Clinical Research Assistant position in the Med-Pediatrics department. The Clinical Research Assistant position will be responsible for providing support to the research projects of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. The successful candidate will assist the research team in identifying potential research subjects, reviewing medical records, collecting, processing, and shipping urine, blood, and other specimens according to the research protocols and established standards and practices; organizing research samples for short term and long term storage and shipping; labeling and recording specimens; operating simple lab equipment, such as a centrifuge; delivering specimens to other departments and other duties directed by the division Clinical Research Manager or the Clinical Trials Unit Director.

College degree in related field required. One year of research experience is preferred, especially in a lab. The ideal candidate must be organized, have the ability to learn new techniques quickly, and be a team player.

No evening or weekend hours. This person will not have an office off site, but they may spend an afternoon auditing a lab freezer at CHP or UPMC to locate specimens and complete a log.

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

One year 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.

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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Regular hours. Usually 8:00a-4:30p.

No evening or weekend hours.

This person will not have an office off site, but they may spend an afternoon auditing a lab freezer at CHP or UPMC to locate specimens and complete a log.

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 bachelors or higher level degree?
    • 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