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RA Position - ECHO, Pittsburgh Girls Study, University of Pittsburgh, PA

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Full-time RA position available immediately in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The RA will work 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 17 years to track developmental patterns of psychopathology and contexts of influence. In 2017, we will recruit a subsample of 800 PGS participants for a new project (PGS-ECHO) examining lifetime stress exposure on pregnancy and child health.
RA responsibilities include conducting face-to-face interviews in the research lab, administering standardized experimental stress paradigms and collecting psychophysiological data, assisting in coding observational data and conducting developmental assessments of the offspring (6 -36 months). The RA will also help enter, manage, track, and analyze data.

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.
Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
- Minimum one year work or volunteer experience in a psychology or psychiatry research setting
- Act 33/34/73 Clearances (Child Abuse/Criminal History/FBI)

A two-year commitment is expected.
Must be available to work some weekend and evening hours as needed.

Interested candidates please send a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Betsy Butler at polleyba@upmc.edu.  Please specify ECHO-RA position in the subject line.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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