Human Research Technician
Penn State University
- College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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- Penn State College of Medicine
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The successful applicant also should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be detail-oriented and able to multi-task, organized, reliable, punctual, and able to work well both independently and within a group setting. Although not required, data entry experience, medical knowledge, and experience in an office setting would be helpful. Excellent record keeping skills and experience using REDCap is a plus. Additionally, being able to communicate medical knowledge in a way that is understood easily by others is an important attribute for a successful candidate. A working knowledge of the research process and how research programs are conducted is preferred. A strong candidate for this position must have excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism. Please note that although the successful applicant will be part of a research team, their role is not research driven. The successful applicant will interact with human subjects on an almost daily basis. This will involve contacting subjects by phone to determine eligibility and scheduling for study visits. In addition, the applicant will obtain consent for participation in studies; complete forms, questionnaires and/or basic neuropsychological tests with subjects; assist with motor evaluations; and shepherd subjects during their study visits. The applicant also will be responsible for data entry into study databases. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and thus the successful applicant must be able to keep information and data collected during the study confidential. The position is renewable annually, depending on grant funding. Working 40 hours/week for a maximum of 20 consecutive weeks.
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