Research Project Manager 1

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College Of Medicine
Family and Community Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Penn State College of Medicine is searching for a Research Project Manager 1. Duties include: Assist with preparation and submission of grants; oversee regulatory compliance issues such as tracking and recording protocol-specific certifications and procedure certification such as Human Subject Protection and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and record Institutional Review Board approvals, Adverse Event Reporting, etc.; ensure specifications and source documentation are obtained for all studies from external organizations; handle close out of studies; develop, design and coordinate production and assist with the distribution of marketing materials for studies; oversee updates of manual of operations, data collection forms and websites associated with project/study; determine appropriate research population and screens for potential research participants through evaluation of electronic health records using inclusion/exclusion criteria and protocol-specified eligibility requirements. Per study protocol contact potentially eligible study participants to confirm eligibility and schedule intake appointment; coordinate and manage research related appointments. Coordinates with physician investigators and research coordinators/specialists to explain research study to potential participants and ensure that informed consent is obtained prior to initiation of study related procedures. Maintains confidentiality; performs clinical research in collaboration with other medical and nursing personnel and ancillary departments (laboratory, cardiology, radiology); under supervision, assists with basic laboratory procedures including blood, tissue and/or body fluid collection, processing and shipment to central laboratories (if required). Assures completion of protocol specified procedures (i.e. Echocardiogram, MRI, EEG, etc.); occasional travel may be required to clinical sites; collaborates with Investigational Drug Service to maintain accountability logs for storage and administration of study medications and maintains accountability logs for investigational devices; priority is given for venipuncture experience and certification; coordinate required project documentation such as Certificates of Confidentiality and Investigational New Drug Applications and assist with regulatory reports; perform data collection and data entry for studies; assist in writing scientific papers for publication; and hire, train, supervise, assign work and evaluate support staff Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

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