Research Psychologist I

in Pittsburgh, PA

Research Psychologist I Job

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  • Job Location

    Terrace And Lothrop Streets
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US

  • Job Category

    Behavioral Health

  • Job Type

    Full-Time - Regular

  • Schedule

    Monday-Friday, daylight hours

  • Shift

    Day Job



This position is in the
Laboratory of Dr. David A. Lewis ( and part of the
NIMH, NICHD, and NINDS Brain and Tissue Repository (NBTR) in the Department of
Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The NBTR seeks to increase the
number and availability of postmortem human brain specimens for the study of
brain disorders through NIH-funded research protocols.

This individual will assist the University of Pittsburgh NIMH,
NICHD, and NINDS Brain and Tissue Repository Senior Psychologists with case
identification, consent request calls and determination of clinical diagnosis.


  • Demonstrates
    highly developed knowledge and skill in the area of differential diagnosis of
    psychiatric disorders.
  • Conduct
    telephone consent for brain tissue donations.
  • Conduct
    informed consent procedures for subjects entering study protocols.
  • Local
    travel to complete diagnostic assessments with research participants.
  • Ability
    to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of research participants.
  • Conduct
    structured diagnostic interviews using formal assessment measures (i.e., the
    SCID-5 and other measures).
  • Attend
    and actively participate in weekly supervision meetings with Senior
    Psychologists to review cases. 
  • Complete
    written case summaries that are comprehensive in nature.  These include DSM IV and 5 diagnoses and all
    supporting information/symptoms for those diagnoses. 
  • Present
    written case summaries to expert reviewers at post-mortem diagnostic
  • Complete
    all documentation and data entry related to research assessments, on-call
    responsibilities, and post-mortem diagnostic conferences.
  • Use
    clinical judgment as needed when research subjects need referrals. Ability to
    assess potential emergencies with collaboration with senior personnel, take
    appropriate action.
  • Work as
    part of interdisciplinary treatment team to maintain protocol standards and
    ensure patient safety.
  • Schedules
    sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are
    maintained within the department.
  • Works
    collaboratively with other service lines at UPMC and outside agencies assuring
    continuity of care with referral sources and other providers.


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution required.
  • One (1) year of experience in Psychology or related field preferred.
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Active PA Psychology License
  • Act 34

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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