Human Research Technologist 1

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:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State University College of Medicine, Neuroscience Institute, Office of Patient Oriented Research is seeking qualified candidates to support the clinical research program in the acute care setting. Qualified candidates should have healthcare experience in the acute care setting, critical care experience would be preferred. The Human Research Technologist will be part of team that is responsible for the conduct of clinical research in the NeuroIntensive Care Unit. Typically responsibilities include; provide patient research in accordance with regulations. Day to day activities will include: recruiting subjects for clinical trials, describing the study, procedures, risks, benefits and eligibility requirements as well as scheduling patient/client participation and data collection for studies and performing necessary study visits and ensure proper documentation. Further, the Human Research Technologist will 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. And review protocols with Principal Investigators (PI) and sponsors; assist in the preparation of study budget based on sponsor’s protocol, serve as liaison with Principal Investigator, physicians and Human Subjects Protection Office dealing with data analysis, protocol adherence, required changes and/or study-visit timelines. Other responsibilities may include develop and organize research materials such as visit forms, spreadsheets, and other documents, interface with support departments that may be involved in protocols, study start-up, recruitment, and close-out. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's/Master's degree preferred in a healthcare related discipline. Additional years of experience in clinical research in a healthcare setting preferred. Specific experience in Neurology or Neurosciences, and specifically clinical trials a significant plus. SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred. If not certified, must be willing to pursue and obtain certification within six months. Must have excellent organizational, time-management, multi-tasking, leadership and communication skills. Must possess intermediate computer skills. This is a fixed term appointment funded one year from date of hire with the 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