This is a full-time Assessment Coordinator position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the assessment of parents with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their children for a large-scale implementation prevention trial (recruitment goal of 8,000 families over two years). The incumbent will coordinate bi-annual or annual follow-up assessments that will take place after initial recruitment at the following community sites in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area: Magee Women's Hospital, Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Supplement Centers, Pediatric Primary Care and Federally Qualified Health Center offices, and Family Support Centers.
The staff member will work closely with the Project Director and Principal Investigators to monitor the scheduling and electronic or in-person completion of assessments and to supervise the conduct and fidelity of assessment staff. Duties will include coordinated tracking and retention efforts to meet participant retention goals. The candidate should be facile in navigating and using large database and data processing programs (e.g., Redcap, Access, Excel, SPSS), and must be able to communicate the need for, and interpret, queries, reports, and data analyses generated by the data management team. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for entering correspondence data and working with the data management team to ensure the data's integrity. Because the study includes families from diverse socioeconomic strata and cultural diversity, the position demands a high level of interpersonal skill, professionalism, and ease in working with staff from multiple disciplines and parents of young children. High levels of organization, self-sufficiency, and flexibility are essential.
The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including at least one supervisor, two preferred) with name, contact information, and relationship to candidate. Applications that do not include these documents will be considered incomplete.
Bachelor's degree required; Masters in Methods preferred. 2-3 years of research experience with a strong preference for candidates who have experience with research coordination and conducting longitudinal research. One year of experience with research environment and procedures highly preferred. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 6-9 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 will vary depending on project needs
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
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 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.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19006656
About University of Pittsburgh
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.