Human Research Technologist

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
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


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, experience in an office setting would be an asset. In addition, experience with clinical trials/regulatory processes would be valued highly. 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. A candidate for this position should expect to work with patients who have various disabilities. As such, a job candidate for this position should be comfortable working closely with individuals who may have cognitive and/or motor challenges and be willing to provide assistance whenever necessary. 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. An excellent candidate for this position will have strong conversational and communication skills, and be able to seamlessly engage new subjects and make them feel comfortable in the research environment. The applicant also will be responsible for data entry into study databases, maintaining IRB materials, and regulatory updates. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and thus the successful applicant must be able to keep information and data collected during the study confidential. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. 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 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