Research Project Manager

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – I – Exempt
  • 02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Center for Healthy Aging
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Healthy Aging ( invites applications for a Project Manager position to help carry out a 5-year NIH-funded study on the daily lives of older individuals with chronic pain and their spouses. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Compiling study materials; organizing meetings and facilitating communication among research team members; working with study investigators to train interviewers; overseeing research participant recruitment; participating in and overseeing data collection; and communicating with the Institutional Review Board. Periodic travel to Hershey Medical Center also may be required. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A degree in the social, behavioral, or health sciences preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise or experience in research on chronic illness and/or electronic data collection methods. This position requires attention to detail and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. This position is scheduled to begin in Spring 2020. This 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