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Current positions open at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories

Clinical Research Coordinator

The employee will be assigned to the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), School of Health and Rehabilitation Science (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, serving as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

The individual will be responsible for coordination of the day-to-day research activities in the office and travel to participant residences for intervention delivery and data collection in a research project that intends to employ mainstream smart technologies and training in the use of these technologies to improve the lives of persons with physical disabilities and complex needs. The individual will be also be expected to assist with subject testing (i.e., upper limb assessment) in another project that involves an assistive robotic manipulator intervention for people with severe physical limitations.

In addition, the individual will be responsible for ensuring compliance of several research projects with the University and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems Institutional Review Boards (IRB) policies and procedures, IRB correspondence and tracking, internal audits to monitor compliance, and assisting in subject recruitment and data management. Travels to study sites for data collection will be required. 

This job requires a Master's Degree or higher in Occupational Therapy, experience working with persons with physical disabilities, and excellent oral and written communication skill. The position requires the employee to organize and manage research data, and thus attention to detail is critical. Experience conducting clinical research is desirable. Also experience working in home health care or having assistive technology professional credentials is desirable.

For more information and to apply, go to this job listing at https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19009107

Social Media Intern

The successful candidate for this internship will help develop more effective public relations for HERL by assisting HERL’s Information Dissemination Coordinator with the development, management, and maintenance of HERL’s social media presence and assisting with the maintenance of HERL’s website and other avenues of information dissemination. Candidates for this position should have experience with multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), have general knowledge of analytics, and be able to perform basic research via the web. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly over a multitude of traditional and social media platforms. Web CMS experience is a plus but not mandatory. Candidates should be self-directed and capable of independent work. Interns in this position will work closely with the Information Dissemination Coordinator and receive real-world, hands-on experience with social media and website management, public relations, writing for specific audiences, and general information dissemination. This position is 10 hours/week.

Open to University of Pittsburgh undergraduates only.

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