Human Research Technologist 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 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Human Research Technologist needed to assist the sleep research team with various research projects. Duties include: phone calls to recruit subjects/participants for visits; maintain subject/participant database, conduct data collection, monitor incoming data for accuracy; troubleshoot for technical problems/maintain protocol integrity; monitor safety and confidentiality of project and subjects/participants; code and score observational data; ensure data is scored and entered correctly and reconciled per PI guidelines. Learn and perform actigraphy, overnight polysomonography (PSG)/electroencephalography (EEG), and score assessments/rating scales. Maintain freezer inventory system by cataloging all collected specimens. Assist with archiving old research records. Work hours are typically Monday - Friday, (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) (40 hours/week) or 6:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. when overnight sleep studies are performed. Weekend hours will be required at times. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, biology or other related field and knowledge of SPSS, REDCap, Phlebotomy and/or ELISA assays is preferred but not required. Own transportation required to travel to affiliated research and clinical sites. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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