Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Research Assistant
Med-Orthopedic Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20002100)

The Research Assistant performs recruitment of participants for research studies in pediatric orthopedic surgery research. The main tasks include: 

  • Participant recruitment (creating and posting recruitment materials) and obtaining informed consent 

  • Managing study participants (scheduling study visits, arranging payments / parking, etc).

   • Maintaining study records (informed consents, IRB approvals, etc)

  • Educating study participants on study interventions 

 • Entering research data and performing database maintenance 

 • Data processing (model tracking, image segmentation) After training, the research assistant is expected to perform these tasks with minimal supervision. Candidates require meticulous record keeping and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must be a team player. Exceptional candidates will have research experience in biological sciences.


Associates degree and prior experience with biomedical research or other large research/outreach studies. Careful attention to detail, excellent organizational and computer skills required. Incumbent must be a team player. Previous experience with database and statistical software preferred

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets 
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Campus: Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: M-F 8-4
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
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: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are 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.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
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