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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 02/19/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/19/2018
Working Title Research Assistant
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 39074-Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136252
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s All of Us Research Program is seeking a qualified Research Assistant.

All of Us is run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study will advance precision medicine by creating the right health approaches and care for the right person at the right time. Getting the right information to make that happen is the goal of the program. To get there, we want to create the largest health database ever. By understanding people’s health, neighborhood, family, and lifestyle, researchers will have information to better understand health and disease. This information is essential for creating a healthier future for generations to come. The program’s first goal is to establish a voluntary cohort of one million people or more, representing a diverse population racially, ethnically, geographically and socioeconomically. Participants will provide various types of data; biometric, biospecimens, and participant provided surveys to the national data set will be utilized by researchers to study specific aspects of Precision Medicine.

The Research Assistant will manage participant interactions, administer questionnaires, perform data and specimen collection, processing collected specimens, and participating in recruitment and screening. The incumbent will implement established standards for the preparation and maintenance of space for participant visits, visit tracking, sample management and handling, and the maintenance of laboratory space and equipment.

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

Phlebotomy experience preferred but not required. Bachelors degree preferred; exceptions to the degree requirement can be made if length and relevance of prior experience as well as established track record indicate candidate’s overall capability and specific suitability for 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 Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required depending on project needs and schedules of participants.

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

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  1. * 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)
  2. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents