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Research Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/19/2018
Working Title Research Specialist
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 35239-Med-Radiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136062
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Radiology within the Department of Medicine is seeking a Research Specialist. This position will serve as a coordinator in human research that is geared towards understanding central nervous system disorders using PET and fMRI imaging techniques. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating research imaging protocols, including the recruitment and screening of potential research subjects under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Additional tasks include organizing HRPO, regulatory compliance, ensuring studies are conducted as outlined in the protocol, maintaining tracking and data files, and performing other research-related duties as assigned.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

- Any prior experience in a clinical research group is a plus.
- Ability to work with multiple research labs and interact with a diverse array of medical and non-medical personnel.
- Ability to recruit and perform assessment screening of subjects for research studies.
- Ability to run subjects through research procedures such as MRI and PET studies.

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

Position hours flex depending on needs of lab. Some days may work longer hours and therefore, reduce hours on other days. May be required to cover occasional weekend.

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