Research Project Manager 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 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Andrea Hobkirk, Ph.D., is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed Research Project Manager 2 to coordinate the preparation, implementation, and interpretation of several projects in the areas of addiction and neuroscience. The current projects investigate the neural and behavioral effects of harm-reduction tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and reduced nicotine content cigarettes. The position is located in the newly built Cancer Institute on the Penn State College of Medicine campus. Data will be collected in the MRI facility and Clinical Research Center on-campus. The position is housed within a team of tobacco researchers at the Cancer Institute and will involve close collaboration with other laboratories in the College of Medicine. The Project Manager will develop standard operating procedures, protocols, and IRB applications, continuing reviews, modifications. Oversee compliance, regulatory approvals, and documentation (IRB, FDA, NIH, etc.). Coordinate and implement clinical trials and survey studies, ensuring fidelity of study protocol, overseeing participant recruitment, advertising, screening, and retention, and availability of study materials. Ensure accurate data collection, management, analysis, interpretation, development of questionnaires and databases, liaising with collaborators from external departments as needed. Advise PI on use of new technologies and resources. Establish benchmarks for progress and review reports; make recommendations to PI as necessary. Prepare abstracts and manuscripts (author or co-author) and present at meetings. Assist with grant submissions. Train, direct, supervise, and evaluate research assistant and students. Collaborate with faculty, staff, internal and external groups, to establish, maintain, evaluate, and recommend projects, including strategic planning on infrastructure, workflow, operating procedures, and resources. Maintain and reconcile budgets, purchase study materials, manage participant payments. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 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