The Psychology department is seeking a full-time qualified Research Coordinator to oversee a study beginning in Dr. Rebecca Reed's Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory.
The Research Coordinator will assume primary responsibility for a longitudinal, observational study funded by the National Institute on Aging examining the effects of daily psychological stress and emotion regulation on blood-derived markers of inflammation and latent viral activity in older adults. The employee will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the three-year grant, including recruitment; screening; collecting self-report, behavioral, and clinical measures; safety monitoring; data management and basic analysis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
* Designing and implementing study protocols.
* Subject recruitment, retention, consenting, and scheduling lab study visits.
* Conduct clinical tests according to protocol, including phlebotomy, processing and storing biological samples; administer physical performance and cognitive function tests; and assist participants in completing lab-based and daily study-related questionnaires.
* Prepare and maintain IRB and NIH compliance materials.
* Manage the study budget, including providing participant payments, ordering supplies, and maintaining financial records.
* Coordinate staff/laboratory meetings and supervise undergraduate RAs.
* Oversee all data verification and entry, ensuring that all assessments are conducted according to established protocols.
* Assist with the preparation of NIH progress reports and the analysis and publication of study findings.
The Research Coordinator will have sole responsibility for the quality of all collected data. The candidate must be trained and certified in phlebotomy (else be willing to receive certification, less desirable), and laboratory skills in processing biological samples are highly preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
This position also requires excellent computer skills, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a health-related area of study and at least 2-3 years of research experience (including supervisory experience) will be eligible. Submission of a resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this role.
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.
Minimum education level required is Bachelor's Degree in psychology or a health-related field (Master's preferred). Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a psychological or medical research environment. Phlebotomy training and certification required. Experience with older human subject population is desirable. Phlebotomy - if not certified, training will be provided
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F generally 8:30-5:00; however hours may vary to include some weekend and/or evening hours to accommodate project needs and participant schedules
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
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
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008782
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