Research Psychologist I Job
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Terrace And Lothrop Streets
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US
Full-Time - Regular
Monday-Friday, daylight hours
This position is in the
Laboratory of Dr. David A. Lewis (http://www.lewislab.pitt.edu) 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.
highly developed knowledge and skill in the area of differential diagnosis of
telephone consent for brain tissue donations.
informed consent procedures for subjects entering study protocols.
travel to complete diagnostic assessments with research participants.
to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of research participants.
structured diagnostic interviews using formal assessment measures (i.e., the
SCID-5 and other measures).
and actively participate in weekly supervision meetings with Senior
Psychologists to review cases.
written case summaries that are comprehensive in nature. These include DSM IV and 5 diagnoses and all
supporting information/symptoms for those diagnoses.
written case summaries to expert reviewers at post-mortem diagnostic
all documentation and data entry related to research assessments, on-call
responsibilities, and post-mortem diagnostic conferences.
clinical judgment as needed when research subjects need referrals. Ability to
assess potential emergencies with collaboration with senior personnel, take
- Work as
part of interdisciplinary treatment team to maintain protocol standards and
ensure patient safety.
sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are
maintained within the department.
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
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