Research Data Management Specialist 2 (Data Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Prevention Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Administrative Data Accelerator ( at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is seeking applications for a Research Data Management Specialist (Data Manager) to join our growing team. The mission of the Data Accelerator is to acquire, link, and analyze complex and diverse data-sets from varying disciplines to accelerate the research-to-impact process. This position will be responsible for data management processes for various research projects. This includes working with sensitive and restricted information, transforming raw data into usable extracts for research analysis, and communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure that data products are appropriately processed to enable proposed analytic plans. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Programming skills in either R, Python, or STATA are highly desired. The successful candidate for this position should be comfortable working with messy data-sets, can gather information needed to successfully prepare data products for researchers, and can successfully collaborate and communicate within a team environment. Experience with managing data projects, timelines, and setting task priority is important. Our team values diverse perspectives, opinions, and innovative approaches. Our values are demonstrated through our work to create positive impact to improve lives. Qualified candidates should submit a letter describing interest, a CV/resume outlining background and experience, and information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin shortly after announcement. This position is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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