Qualitative Researcher, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243526645
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Zip 15260
Salary -

Qualitative Researcher



The Division of Health Services Research within the Department of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Qualitative Researcher to support several qualitative research studies. The responsibilities include participating in and leading several studies. Candidates should demonstrate understanding and skill in using qualitative research methods, whether through formal education or other work experience.


Job Summary

Executes protocol-related research procedures, activities, outreach, and education. Manages a complex program or study or multiple programs and studies. Collects and analyzes data and complies with all policies and regulations. Recommends improvements to policy and procedure.


Essential Functions
  • Develop data collection guides (e.g., interviews, focus groups).
  • Manage qualitative data, including the de-identification process, prepare files for importing into qualitative data management software (e.g., NVivo), and transcription.
  • Conduct semi-structured interviews or focus groups using guides that balance predetermined questions with the ability to pursue novel routes of questioning.
  • Participate in qualitative coding and analysis across multiple types of data sources (transcripts, videos, photographs).
  • Communicate regularly with members of study team, collaborators, and research participants.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to review ongoing mixed methods studies that integrate quantitative and qualitative work.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations of ongoing work at research meetings.

Physical Effort

Duties are primarily sedentary


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.



Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Research Program Coordinator II

Job Family: Research

Job Sub Family: Research Program Support

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 3

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.

Work Arrangement: 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.

Hiring Range: To be determined based on qualifications

Relocation_Offered: No

Visa Sponsorship Provided: No

Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable

Required Documents: Resume

Optional Documents: Not Applicable





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Employer University of Pittsburgh

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