Part-Time Research Support Assistant

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine
Family and Community Medicine
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The Penn State Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking part-time research support assistant for up to 20 hours per week. Projects that the research support assistant may be working on include, but are not limited to: A summer gardening intervention designed to encourage dietary intake of fruits and vegetables in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease; coordinating data collection and analysis for a newly developed Prevention Produce intervention for pregnant women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes; and conducting data collection for a clinic-based study that is screening for social needs (including food insecurity). You will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians (including an epidemiologist, MD/DOs, a psychologist, a registered dietitian, a social worker, and other allied health professionals). This is an ideal position for someone who may be studying for a career in nutrition, public health, research, or other medical professions. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about finding and testing ways to help people to improve their diets. In addition, this candidate should have exceptional oral and written communication skills, and have (or be willing to learn): An interest in developing and evaluating nutrition and behavioral interventions, some basic research experience, the ability to work independently and in teams, some basic skills in data reporting, management and statistical skills, some familiarity with statistical analysis and report preparation, A willingness to collect biomarkers such as blood pressure, weight, saliva, blood and urine, the ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities in a professional, positive manner.

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