University of Pittsburgh Student Worker- Manuscript Editor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/05/2017

Working Title Student Worker- Manuscript Editor

Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall

Job Type Student

Job Category Research

Federal Work Study Required? No

Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh Developmental and Motivation Research Lab seeks a creative student to join their team. Primary tasks include editing manuscripts using APA style. Additional tasks include work in other research project related tasks, as needed.

In the Developmental and Motivation Research Lab, the primary goal of our research is to reduce risky health behavior and promote positive child and adolescent development. Our research centers on the impact of school, peer, and family settings on children’s achievement motivation and the effects of multiple ecological systems on the behavioral, social, and emotional development of children from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Our research is multidisciplinary and uses a range of methodological approaches to better understand the interplay of developmental processes across both academic and social domains in childhood and adolescence, and situate these processes within different ecological contexts.

This position works relatively independently with our Principal Investigator. Knowledge of APA Style is necessary. Psychology or Education background is a plus. Editorial experience is also a plus. Must be able to work at least 6 hours per week. Masters and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Interested students should submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter.

Job Requirements

APA Style required Detail Oriented Strong Computer Skills Works well Independently

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate TBD

Anticipated Number of Openings 1

Anticipated Hours per Week 6

Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Campus Pittsburgh

Primary Work Location WWPH 5930

Posting Number S-05506-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter