ECHO Project Coordinator position

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ECHO Project Coordinator position

Full-time Project Coordinator position available immediately in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The Project Coordinator will provide oversight on a large, longitudinal research study, the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS) under the direction of Dr. Hipwell. In this NIH-funded study, a sample of 2,450 girls from the City of Pittsburgh has been followed annually for 18 years to track developmental patterns of psychopathology and contexts of influence. As part of a new NIH nationwide consortium (Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, ECHO), we will recruit a subsample of 803 PGS participants to examine the influence of lifetime stress exposure on pregnancy and child health (neurodevelopment, airways, obesity and positive outcomes).

The ideal candidate will have an interest in psychological research and working with women and children; will be organized, attentive to detail and protocol, yet creative in solving problems; will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will work well as a team - each assessment involves the coordination of several staff members working together.

This position will coordinate various research activities including day-to-day operations, administrative tasks and data quality control initiatives.

• Coordinate and perform duties according to defined protocols and procedures.
• Coordinate recruitment efforts, training, and supervise research staff as needed.
• Oversee data collection, quality review of data, assist with data presentation and publication.
• Coordinate and administer questionnaires, and assist with procedures for screening and recruitment as needed.
• Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
• Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient/participant.
• Revise, renew and maintain IRB approval, protocols and consent forms for studies.
• Masters degree in psychology, health administration, or other related field is required.  
• Five years of relevant research and/or administrative experience in a clinical or academic setting is required.
• Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred.  
• Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products).
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
• Strong organizational skills.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
• Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
• Act 73 FBI Clearance
Interested candidates please send a CV to Jen Wilson ( and specify ECHO-Project Coordinator position in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.