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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/13/2018
Working Title Research Assistant
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35207E-Med-Div of General Internal Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136045
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The Department of Medicine’s, Center for Behavioral Health and Technology within the Division of General Internal Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Assistant to be a part of a team that will promote, support, and conduct health services research at the intersection of behavioral health and applied technology.

The incumbent is responsible for scheduling and assessing study participants’ psychiatric symptoms and the accurate collection of that data into web-based data entry systems, data quality control, and data system maintenance.

The incumbent will analyze data and assist in writing abstracts and literature reviews in support of current and potential studies. In addition, he/she will assist in developing written content for center emails, newsletters, annual reports, and center website. The incumbent will also use web analytic tools and other strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of the messages.

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

Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, meticulous documentation, and sound clinical judgment are required. Ability to work independently and with a team is required. Willingness to learn and use new technology on a daily basis is necessary. The incumbent must maintain adherence to study protocols to ensure reliability. Previous experience administering psychiatric questionnaires, previous research experience, and knowledge of psychiatric and medical terminology 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
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)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter