Research Project Manager 1

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Do you excel at work with multiple projects and deadlines? We are seeking a research project manager to oversee a lab with a diverse set of projects related to interstitial lung disease. Job responsibilities may include: Manage and oversee budgets for clinical trials and grants. Coordinate meetings, conference calls, minutes, and presentations for numerous studies. Screen and recruit subjects for clinical trials; describe the study, procedures, risks, benefits, and eligibility requirements. Schedule patient participation and data collection for studies; maintain subject/participant database. Maintain all laboratory supplies and equipment to ensure good working order at all times for research studies. Draft protocols, abstracts and consent forms; coordinate abstraction of patient data from charts in compliance with protocols; assure the collection of subject data based on protocol. Serve as liaison with Principal Investigator, physicians and Human Subjects Protection Office. Complete and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) paperwork and modifications and oversee regulatory compliance of research studies. Schedule, coordinate, and conduct training sessions about projects/studies. Enter and analyze data in support of scientific papers; develop and organize research materials such as visit forms, spreadsheets, and other documents. Coordinate the development of new research protocols and assist in application development. Assist with editing and literature search for scientific publications. Interface with support departments that may be involved in protocols, study start-up, recruitment and close-out. Hire, train, supervise, assign work and evaluate support staff. Successful candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in a management role and a background in pulmonary medicine is preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for 12 months 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