The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology.
The position is funded by a research grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and will be responsible for studying behavioral and biological factors that predict healthy aging.
Primary duties include: - Administration of clinical assessments and interviews - Administration of neuropsychological (e.g., memory/concentration) tests - Monitoring computer administration of questionnaires and behavioral tasks - Drawing blood (if not currently certified, training & certification will be provided) - Coding and data entry/verification of collected information on study participants
The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification in phlebotomy. If candidate is not certified at time of hire, training and certification will be provided.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Generally M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; will vary to include off hours to accommodate participant schedules
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008134
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.