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Quality Assurance/Data Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 06/16/2018
Working Title Quality Assurance/Data Assistant
Job Classification Administrator I
Department Name 35209-Med-Pediatrics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0132945
Hiring Range $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Position Description

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a qualified candidate for the Quality Assurance/Data Assistant.

The incumbent will assist in maintaining records and data pertaining to clinical research and will be responsible for the coordination of data collection from various sources to complete case report forms and the transmission of data for subjects enrolled in clinical trials. The incumbent will review medical records, interpret data, transcribe information, and conduct quality control for study forms.

The individual will assist the Senior Quality Assurance/Data Coordinator with quality assurance activities by reviewing study records to identify data collection errors, report trends that require corrective actions, and assist in the implementation of plans to maintain quality data. This position requires a highly detail oriented, independent and organized individual with the ability to analyze complex research study protocols. This individual resolves unique data issues through routine correspondence with external contacts and answers statistician-driven queries.

The work done by this individual will be monitored closely by external review agencies and errors may directly impact unit funding.

An Associate’s degree is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with clinical research is desirable. Incumbent must be able to interact professionally with potential subjects and staff and have strong ethical standards. The position will require flexibility with shift/hours. This position is located at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

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

An Associate’s degree is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with clinical research is desirable. Incumbent must be able to interact professionally with potential subjects and staff and have strong ethical standards. The position will require flexibility with shift/hours. This position is located at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

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

Position will require flexibility with shift/hours.

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 www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher?
    • 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)
    • Craigslist.org
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Dice.com
    • Monster.com
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • 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