Research Associate | University of Pittsburgh

Research Associate (Center for Sleep)


Provide support for research projects focused on developing and testing behavioral intervention programs that aim to improve adolescent sleep.


  • Interact with youth research participants and their parents both in-person and by phone.
  • Conduct participant recruitment, scheduling and tracking, and payment.
  • Explain research protocol and obtain informed consent from participants.
  • Maintain and update subject information database which includes coding qualitative focus group proceedings.
  • Assisting in reporting to the IRB and funding agencies.
  • Some involvement in data management as well as assisting in writing abstracts and manuscripts when needed.


  • Bachelors Degree in psychology, neuroscience, counseling, sociology or related research field.
  • Direct experience in a research environment required.
  • Prior related work experience in human subject research setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, organization, attention to detail and management in multiple research studies preferred.
  • Reliable transportation between Western Psychiatric Institute, the Adolescent Medicine Oakland Medical building and participating schools.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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Interested candidates may apply at this website: Link to careers page: UPMC Careers Job ID: 704937