Human Research Technologist

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
  • 03 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


The Neuromuscular Division and Penn State Hershey ALS Center seek a full-time Human Research Technologist to start immediately. The Human Research Technologist will coordinate multiple industry sponsored and investigator-initiated research studies concurrently. Responsibilities include recruiting subjects for clinical trials; schedule patient/client participation and data collection for studies; perform necessary study visits and ensure proper documentation; conduct study visit procedures with human research subjects; obtain informed consent; assess vital signs; measure neuromuscular outcomes such as pulmonary function and muscle strength; administer questionnaires. Always Maintain all laboratory supplies and equipment to ensure good working order for research studies. Draft protocols, abstracts and consent forms; coordinate abstraction of patient data from charts in compliance with protocols; assure the collection of subject data based on protocol. Review protocols with Principal Investigators (PI) and sponsors; prepare study budget based on sponsor’s protocol and meet with Clinical Trials Office (CTO). Serve as liaison with Principal Investigator and other study team members. Complete and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) paperwork and modifications. Develop and organize research materials such as visit forms, spreadsheets, and other documents. Coordinate the development of new research protocols and assist in application development. Interface with support departments that may be involved in protocols, study start-up, recruitment and close-out. Perform laboratory procedures and operate specialized equipment used in clinical research studies. Candidates should have: the ability to work independently; attention to detail; a high level of integrity; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants should include a cover letter describing research experiences, career goals, and perceived fit with the position along with a current resume/CV. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed term appointment funded one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding.

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