UPMC Research Project Clinician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate the follow-up portion of the Brief Intervention for Suicide Risk Reduction in High Risk Adolescents study, referred to as ASAP, in accordance with the study’s goals and timetable. The Research Project Clinician will be a skilled and experienced clinician, capable of effective assessment and clinical management of suicidal youth.

This position is grant funded.


This position will be conducting clinical or research-designed therapy with patients.


  • Oversee follow-up recruitment efforts under the oversight of the PI.

  • Independently manage the workflow of all follow-up assessment interviews in accordance with the research protocol.

  • Conduct semi-structured diagnostic interviews using a battery of interviewer-rated and self-reported instruments.

  • Ensure quality of electronic data collection for all follow-up interviews.

  • Submit all study data electronically in a timely fashion.

  • Communicate effectively with research, clinical, and administrative staff to maintain efficient scheduling of research participants.

  • Effectively and efficiently manage tracking for the follow-up stage of the study as well as contact information databases.

  • Independently review assessments for safety concerns and appropriately report concerns to the Primary Investigator and ASAP Project Coordinator/Therapist

  • Assist the ASAP Project Coordinator with information gathering toward quarterly and annual reports to the funding agency, NIH.

  • Monitor and maintain progress of the follow-up recruitment toward goals set by NIH.

  • Attend and participate in project-related meetings, including regular staff meetings, diagnostic consensus meetings, and research team meetings as deemed necessary by the PI.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Arts/Sciences in Psychology, or related field required.

  • Two years of research experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience with adolescent mentally ill population required.

  • Three years of postgraduate clinician experience in interviewing, counseling, and assessment required.

  • Prior Training in structured diagnostic clinical interviews preferred.

  • Computer and word processing skills required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of DSM-IV required.

  • Experience with the K-SADS PL strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current PA license in psychology (or ability to qualify for PA license) preferred.

  • Act 31 Clearance

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 767251