The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Coordination.The research coordinator will be responsible for submitting, maintaining, and tracking Institutional Review Board submissions for assigned clinical research studies related to wheelchair use and assistive technology. The incumbent will be responsible for regularly communicating with the design team/shop staff and for coordinating data collection activities for assigned research studies. These activities include subject recruitment, enrollment, scheduling study visits, administering informed consent and questionnaires, data entry and other miscellaneous tasks necessary to achieve the goals of the research studies. Other duties include training graduate students, ordering supplies, conducting internal audits, participating in community recruitment events and assisting with preparation for various events. Occasional travel may be required. This position requires excellent organizational, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be able to work independently and in a team. The ability to multi-task and problem solve is essential. PI's studies are predominately technology based; background in rehabilitation engineering or knowledge of engineering concepts is a plus.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
BS in health or rehabilitation engineering field preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access and Power Point. IRB experience preferred.
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.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
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
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.