Position Summary: Date Posted 12/06/2017 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/04/2018 Working Title Research Assistant Job Classification Administrator II Department Name 35209-Med-Pediatrics Job Type Staff Position Number 0133976 Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00 Position Description
The Research Assistant will provide assistance to the Chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics with a variety of community based research studies. Specific tasks include data collection at community sites, data entry, assistance with tracking participants, literature searches, transcription, maintenance of online surveys, development of research protocols, facilitation of study record keeping, and collaboration with other researchers.
The research assistant (RA) will be responsible for collecting data for one or more projects located in the greater Pittsburgh region. Additionally, this position will involve coordinating a federally funded post-doctoral training program in adolescent health research. The RA will be responsible for tracking each post-doctoral scholar's progress, ensuring that scholars are meeting with their mentoring team, organizing executive committee meetings, scheduling the research seminars and required coursework, managing expenditures for each scholar, preparing reports, and ensuring compliance with all deadlines.
Prior research experience is desired including experience with ACASI, EndNote, Excel, MS Word, and Access, as well as experience conducting literature reviews, data entry, database development and manipulation.
Candidate must be willing to travel to community sites in the western Pennsylvania region. Experience working with community based organizations, including community health and knowledge of how to collect local data is of particular interest. Solid interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of women's health and adolescent health, and prior experience working in community-based and clinic based settings are a plus.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Minimum one year of experience, desired experience with youths in community settings. Bilingual Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
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. EEO /AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Education Required Baccalaureate Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Bilingual Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
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 and will be required to work on the evenings and weekends.
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
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