39074-Clinical and Translational Science Institute
TBD based on qualifications
The University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is seeking a Mobile Research Technician. The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting staff to support enrollment efforts around the greater Pittsburgh region and adjacent counties. The Research Technician will travel to research locations primarily focused on underserved populations. The Research Technician manages participant interactions, administers questionnaires, coordinates data and specimen collection, processes collected specimens, participates in recruitment and screening. Will implement established standards for preparation and maintenance of space for participant visits, visit tracking, sample management and handling, maintaining of laboratory space and equipment. The mission of the PA CARES along with the other components of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is to leverage advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology to accelerate biomedical discoveries in the hopes of yielding more personalized medical treatments for patients in the US. As a member of the National PMI Consortium, PA CARES plays a key role in setting national consortium research priorities and developing best practices for research on one of the most ambitious clinical research projects in history, the Obama administration's PMI Cohort Program's first goals is the establishment of a voluntary national research cohort of 1 million people or more and obtain sequencing and other biological data for as many of those individuals as possible to uncover new insights into human biology and disease.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Baccalaureate preferred OR Associates degree with 3-4 years experience OR High School diploma with 5-6 years experience.
Access to a vehicle required; valid driver's license required
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
Work Schedule to Vary
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.