Research Project Manager 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 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Full/Part Time:


The Schmitz Laboratory at the Penn State College of Medicine within the Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking a Research Project Manager. The Schmitz Laboratory seeks to become of the nation’s premier educational and research exercise science laboratories developing behavioral interventions within a diverse array of patient populations and across multiple disease entities, principally cancer. The overarching goals of the Schmitz Lab are to: Conduct clinical research on energetics and cancer and other diseases of public health significance; translate effective energetics interventions into clinical cancer care in a manner that will be disseminate broadly; conduct observational analyses and translational research on pathogenesis and new intervention targets; and mentor graduate students as well as domestic and international scholars in clinical and translational research. The four areas of research that form the focus of the laboratory include: Trans disciplinary research on energetics and cancer; cancer rehabilitation and cancer survivorship research; mobile health solutions to improving exercise and weight control in clinical populations; and Precision Exercise Medicine. This position will serve in a project management support role, working with other Schmitz faculty and staff, as well as administrators and students on research projects being performed in the lab. Responsibilities include: Serving as primary point of contact for regulatory management with both the Protocol Review Committee (PRC) and the Penn State IRB; assuring adherence to regulatory requirements for human subject’s research; development and/or maintenance of regulatory documents; keeping timely and meticulous recordkeeping; research protocol development and data management; specimen repository and any other lab functions that are appointed by Dr. Schmitz. The staff member in this position must have experience coordinating activities for various exercise intervention studies. This will include interactions with clinicians for recruitment, consenting patients, exercise counseling, and handling various regulatory items. As well as have in depth experience with medical chart review, ongoing behavioral support for lifestyle interventions, phone calls to patients, and measurements to assess value of the exercise intervention. Must demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and solid project management skills are critical for the successful applicant. Previous experience in the conduct and management of large scale NIH clinical trials with proficiency in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and international regulatory requirements are highly desirable, in particular working with diverse and minority populations. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or Public Health Sciences preferred. 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