Human Research Technologist 2

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Psychiatry is seeking to hire a Human Research Technologist Level 2 to help in conducting research initiatives headed by Dr. Suzanne Gonzalez, Ph.D. at Penn State College of Medicine. The research focus will be on addiction, mood disorders and associated illnesses. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to aid in primary research focusing on genetic predictors of Opioid Use Disorder. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to conduct psychiatric clinical interviews, including but not limited to the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.). Secondary 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 project and subjects/participants; assist PIs with Institutional Review Board amendments, continuations, and renewals. 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 IACUC and IRB requirements. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in psychology/neuroscience preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with training and interest in mental health and addiction. Applicants with flexibility in work hours preferred due to research participant recruitment needs (some evening hours may be needed). Significant consideration will be given to applicants with knowledge/experience with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.). Experience with RedCAP is preferred. Should have experience in administering psychiatric diagnostic and clinical rating scales. 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