FINDING A PROJECT
is recommended that a student interested in research contact professors with a
statement of interest, one-page resume, and an unofficial transcript.
labs and research opportunities are
listed here: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Departments/Chemical-Petroleum/_Content/Undergraduate/Undergraduate-Research-Opportunities/
opportunities may also be found by utilizing PittSource, the University
COMPENSATION AND CREDIT
students participating in research may be compensated with either credit hours
or pay, not both.
In either case, the advisor should have regularly scheduled
meetings with the student researcher throughout the term and provide
substantive supervision and feedback to the student researcher.
Students receiving credit must be assigned
projects with substantial intellectual content and cannot be solely assigned to
routine lab maintenance.
Anyone conducting research
at the University of Pittsburgh is required to complete training prior to
beginning the project.
Training requirements vary based on the nature of
is available both in-person and online.
OnlineOnline training requires both an
HS Connect account and a CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
account. Instructions for creating those accounts and loading classes can be
found here:http://www.irb.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/corpus/files/citi/CITI%20Instruction%20Sheet.pdf Students are responsible for providing proof-of-completion of the above to the undergraduate administrator. A screenshot of the completion certificate will be accepted via Pitt email.
In-PersonTraining schedules will be
announced on the Environmental Health &Safety Department website: http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/workplace/training.html
Students participating in in-person training should contact EH&S at email@example.com to request proof of attendance and forward to the undergraduate administrator.
Training Modules RequiredAt minimum,
student researchers must complete the following and submit documentation BEFORE
possibly (if necessary, confirm with research advisor):
CHE/PETE 1097 REQUIREMENTS
PAID ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS
student research positions must be advertised and hired via PittSource posting,
which is facilitated by the department payroll administrator.
Student researchers may not begin work until
officially hired via student employment procedures. There are no exceptions to
employment can be directed to Adrian Starke.