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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/01/2017
Working Title Research Assistant
Department 35207E-Med-Div of General Internal Medicine
Job Type Temporary
Hourly Rate $16.00
Job Summary

The Research Assistant will follow study protocols and be directly supervised by the study coordinator. He/she will assist with study recruitment, screening potential research participants for eligibility and obtaining consents. The research assistant may also be responsible for taking blood pressure readings. Once patients are enrolled in the study, the research assistant will schedule participants for study visits, administer structured interviews and questionnaire assessments; conduct quarterly phone follow up visits with participants. At or after the quarterly phone follow up visits, the research assistant may need to retrieve information about new medical events from the UPMC electronic health record (EHR) or request records from outside medical facilities, if needed. The research assistant will help with management of research data (e.g., maintaining excellent study records, timely entry of data). The research assistant will occasionally be asked to perform administrative and logistical tasks related to supporting exercise sites (e.g., delivering intervention materials, coordinating session scheduling), but will not attend exercise sessions or do participant coaching. He/she will assist the research team with routine study-related administrative tasks and be willing to perform other study-related duties as needed

Job Requirements

Experience in working with subjects and in interviewing is required. Excellent phone skills a must.

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
Campus Pittsburgh
Work Hours and Days Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm
Posting Number T-0415436-P

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter