This position is designed to provide research support to a variety of studies focused on measure development for autism, with primary responsibility for a study in collaboration with Mt. Sinai focused on the development of a change-sensitive measure of autism symptoms for children. This position will be charged with oversight and coordination for this project, including communication with Mt. Sinai, recruitment, tracking participant flow and timepoints, data collection and entry, and management of IRB, etc. Additionally, the job would involve administration of autism diagnostic tests and other assessments. This position may involve providing to support to other projects funded by the center, as needed.
This position is grant funded.
Coordinate study, track enrollment of participants, data collection, and timepoints to ensure all data is collected on time and that the study has an adequate flow of participants
Provide reports on this progress to the study team as requested
Serve as a liaison with Mt. Sinai
Work with Data team to create database
Oversee study flow in Ripple
Manage participant payments
Administer and score the Autism Diagnostic Interview with parents of potential research participants
Assist in the generation of item banks (e.g., complete literature searches, review existing measures)
Conduct interviews with parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), typically developing individuals, or individuals with non-ASD neurodevelopmental/psychiatric disorders
Conduct interviews with individuals with ASD or other intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as typically developing individuals
Perform reliability scoring of tests administered and scored by other examiners
Prepare and maintain test folders on subjects
Assist with recruitment of participants and preparation of progress reports
Assist with data entry, reviewing and resolving queries
Assist with IRB renewals, modifications, and submissions
Conduct data cleaning and random audits of binders
Attend weekly supervision and training
Perform other duties as related to the research project as requested by the Principle Investigator, coordinator, and/or supervisor
Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center