Human Research Technologist 2

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
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Full/Part Time:


Dr. Sturgeon’s laboratory in the Penn State Cancer Institute is seeking a full time Human Research Technologist 2. The staff member in this position will be asked to coordinate activities for two pilot clinical studies in breast cancer patients. One study investigates cognitive changes associated with chemotherapy (“chemobrain”) and hormone therapy (“mental fog”). This study utilizes MRI technology as well as mobile devices to assess memory, cognition, physical activity, and sleep. Our other study investigates the use of exercise training during chemotherapy treatment. Coordination for both of these studies includes: interactions with clinicians, patients, and handling various regulatory items. This person will also assist other staff in preparing study documents for regulatory approval and renewals, medical chart review, phone calls to patients, study related measurements (one-on-one cognition measurements, exercise stress testing), as well as assist in management of pilot data to support grant proposals. To this end the staff member would be tasked with data cleaning and basic statistical analyses. Must demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and solid project management skills are critical for the successful applicant. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Training and skills in behavioral coaching a plus. Previous experience in the conduct and management of clinical trials is highly desirable. Master’s degree in a health related field is preferred though not required. 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