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Research Coordinator PACARES

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/03/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/04/2018
Working Title Research Coordinator PACARES
Job Classification Health Professional I
Department Name 39074-Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136088
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a qualified Clinical Research Coordinator for the PA Cares for Us program. The Clinical Research Coordinator for PA Cares is responsible for providing support to the Precision Medicine Initiative, an NIH-funded initiative to enroll 1 million study participants across the US. The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting staff to support enrollment efforts around the greater Pittsburgh region and adjacent counties. The successful incumbent will provide clinical support as defined by the study protocol, including physical tests such as BP and BMI and phlebotomy to collect blood specimens. Duties may also include scheduling patient appointments and patient consent and questionnaire completion. This position will also function as the enrollment site assistant manager in supporting the Clinical Nurse Lead to assure adherence to study protocol, staff scheduling, and general oversight of enrollment site operations. The incumbent will assist participants with technology and train new staff. The incumbent will be responsible for transmitting data to industry sponsors. The ideal candidate must be a team player, organized, and learn new techniques quickly. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance will be required as a condition of employment.

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

Bachelor’s degree with 2 to 3 years of relevant experience; OR an Associate degree with 4 to 5 years of relevant experience; OR High School Diploma with 6 or more years of relevant experience.

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 Work Schedule to Vary
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. * PACARES for Us Research program community-based research initiative will be conducted in a variety of locations throughout the Pittsburgh region. Please indicate location(s) that interest you: Oakland, Shadyside, Monroeville, North Hills, South Hills, Mobile (multiple locations), Altoona, Erie, Venango/Mercer County

    (Open Ended Question)

  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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents