Research Administrative Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 10/06/2017
Working Title Research Administrative 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 a Research Administrative Assistant. This position consists of a broad range of responsibilities requiring strong decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently, and to maintain confidentiality essential.

The position provides administrative and managerial support to projects for the principal investigator. The student worker will also assist in grant preparation and grant submissions, assisting with the production of data tables, the production and submission of manuscripts, as well as the preparation and formatting of reference sections and bibliographies. This work also includes the planning and managing of the development and design of research methods and protocols. Some wet laboratory task may be required. Other duties will be given as needed or required. Basic training will be provided.

Job Requirements

Baccalaureate: Excellent writing, computer skills, using MS Word and Excel and navigating the internet, are imperative. Prioritization and multitasking skills are essential; work environment is often hectic with multiple tasks to be done concurrently; it will be up to this individual to determine order of tasks. Incumbent must be articulate, professional and courteous at all times.

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 $10-16
Anticipated Number of Openings 2
Anticipated Hours per Week 3-4 days a week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location 440 Victoria Building
Posting Number S-05668-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
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter