Human Research Technologist 1

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:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is seeking to hire a Human Research Technologist Level 1 to help conduct research initiatives headed by Dr. Suzanne Gonzalez, Ph.D. The research focus will be in addiction, mood disorders and associated illnesses. We are seeking a highly motivated Human Research Technologist Level 1 to aid in primary research focused on genetic predictors of Opioid Use Disorder. Duties include recruiting/scheduling research participants, data entry, maintain subject/participant database, order/organize lab materials; conduct data collection, monitor incoming data for accuracy; troubleshoot for technical problems/maintain protocol integrity; monitor safety and confidentiality of projects and subjects/participants; assist Principle Investigators with Institutional Review Board (IRB) amendments, continuations, and renewals. The candidate may be required to conduct participant interviews and administer assessments/rating scales. The candidate will be an essential and contributory member of the research team and must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work with professional teams and to maintain collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff. Excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently, and the capability to understand and execute complex instructions are critical. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism. The candidate should have significant experience in interacting with various regulatory agencies. The candidate will be required to stay current in the areas of program compliance, government regulations, University policies, and Institutional Animal Use and Care Committe(IACUC) and IRB requirements. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in psychology/neuroscience preferred. Training and interest in mental health and addiction. Flexibility in work hours due to research participants recruitment needs (some evening hours may be needed) and knowledge/experience with REDCap. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with the 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