Human Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
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College of the Liberal Arts
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Identity and Coping Skills project, directed by Dr. Martha Wadsworth at The Pennsylvania State University, is accepting applications for a Lab Management position. The BaSICS project aims to test the efficacy of an after-school program, which was designed to teach children a broad range of coping skills, foster the development of a strong identity, and encourage children to enact change in their communities. This study aims to better understand the impact of environmental stress and how children and families adapt to it, with a particular interest in sources of resiliency in children and families living in poverty. Major job duties include: Project Coordination: tracking project goals, working with PI to come up with timelines and schedules, assisting team-mates (assessing children, recruiting families, attending intervention sessions, all in Harrisburg), recruiting families, tracking recruitment and enrollment, organizing paperwork and participants’ private information. Data Management: create and manage datasets in SPSS, which include interview, survey, and saliva data, lead data coding efforts, supervise undergraduate Resident Assistants, preparing data for submission to the NIH. Financial Tracking, making purchases, requesting petty cash, settling receipts. Administrative Duties: coordinating conference rooms and meetings, handling IT tasks, hiring part-time staff, maintaining IRB compliance, recruiting volunteer Resident Assistants, completing compliance training and tracking others’ completion. 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 degree in psychology or a related field is preferred. Knowledge of SPSS and MindWare is also preferred. The successful candidate will be a college graduate with at least one year of previous research experience and experience working with children and families. Hours usually fall within normal business hours, but evening availability is required as-needed. This position requires some travel to Harrisburg, PA (company vehicle provided). Position may require candidate to supervise other staff. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Interested applicants should upload list of three references with their application materials. Expected start date is April 2019. This is a 100% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Work schedule will be 40 hours per week; 12 months of the year. Full Penn State benefits included. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent 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