Research Technician

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Nutritional Sciences
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire a part-time Research Technician who will perform research procedures for clinical studies of nutrition. Experience with clinical trial coordination, IRB applications/reporting requirements, and meticulous data collection are required. Candidates must have experience in the conduct of human subject research and excellent communication and organizational skills. Responsibilities will include recruiting study volunteers, administering telephone screening questionnaires, consenting participants, scheduling research visits, communicating with participants and study personnel, conducting assessments of cardiovascular health, sample processing, and compiling datasets of study results. The applicant should be comfortable working in a team and keeping track of details. This position will require the applicant to develop a comprehensive understanding of clinical research studies, both at the scientific and procedural level. Additional expectations include participation in lab meetings and training activities as indicated. The successful candidate will have flexible availability that includes early mornings (6:30 a.m.) to accommodate research participant availability. Applicants must submit a letter of interest that describes research, administrative, and/or customer services experience along with a resume or CV, and the names of three references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed immediately for a start date of January 2, 2018.

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