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Research Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/12/2018
Working Title Research Coordinator
Job Classification Research III
Department Name 23204-Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136221
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences department is seeking a qualified Research Coordinator with experience in Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy.

Responsibilities for the Research Coordinator will include;
• coordinate multiple studies related to assistive technology for people with disabilities
• assist with the development of clinical protocols
• conduct subject testing and recruitment
• monitor the study implementation and data management

It is also critical that the coordinator ensure compliance with the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures. This requires the coordinator to be knowledgeable of current regulations and remain up to date as regulations change, in order to effectively train students and communicate with staff and faculty.

For assigned research studies, the coordinator is responsible for all IRB correspondence, for conducting internal audits to monitor compliance, for coordinating between multiple study sites, for assisting in human subject testing which includes subject recruitment and secure data and records management. In addition, the Research specialist will have the opportunity to impact multiple clinical research projects involving therapeutics, medical devices, and physical therapy modalities.

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