Human Research Technologist 1 (Research Coordinator)

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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01 – E – Non-exempt
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Penn State College of Medicine
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The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to help conduct the NASHFit trial investigating the effects of aerobic exercise and strength training on clotting risk in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The exercise study is a randomized controlled trial to test new approaches in this highly prevalent condition in order to decrease risk of venous thromboembolism. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks: Recruit and schedule subjects for study visits; prepare for and conduct study visits with subjects to collect data; provide patient education materials; onduct subject phone calls to ensure study retention; maintain subject database; monitor incoming data for accuracy; troubleshoot for technical problems and maintain the integrity of the project protocol; monitor the safety and confidentiality of the project and its subjects; assist the Principal Investigator with Institutional Review Board amendments, continuations, and renewals; stay up to date with training to work with human subjects; code and score observational data; ensure data is scored and entered correctly and reconciled per guidelines from the Principal Investigator; sample acquisition and delivery to the Core laboratory for processing; manage project finances including purchases of supplies and lab materials; reconcile receipts and purchases; submit subject/participant payment forms and travel reimbursement. Travel to/from Harrisburg, PA one day a week and a flexible schedule are required. Candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and strong communications skills. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Phlebotomy skills while not required, are highly desired. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment funded one year from date of hire. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) position. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, 6 hours a day/30 hours week. Full Penn State benefits included.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088