Research Technologist 1

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking qualified candidates to support departmental research support. This position is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator with the development, implementation, evaluation, and overall management of grant projects while coordinating work that advances the research mission of the institution. Specific responsibilities include creating and maintaining instrumentation, data management, laboratory operations, and general administration of research activities. In addition to these strategic and operational roles, responsibilities include study personnel management, research project management, and strategic planning for current and future research projects and programs. This position requires knowledge of registering and enrolling patients eligible to participate in clinical trials/research grants; complete all study visits; managing the studies; extracting, compiling, evaluating and submitting data; monitoring study compliance and patient related outcomes; providing information and feedback on designated clinical trials; coordinating the data management systems and administering protocol operations within the institution. In addition, this position involves working independently (with minimal supervision) on complex work assignments. Perform clinical research in collaboration with other medical and nursing personnel and ancillary departments. Perform laboratory procedures including blood, tissue and/or body fluid collection, study drug infusions, processing and shipment of specimens to central laboratories. Proficiency in time management, attention to detail and organization is critical to ensure effective and efficient data management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. LPN preferred.

Typically requires 2+ years of related experience, Bachelor's Degree or higher, or an equivalent of education and experience.

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of re-funding.

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History- 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking qualified candidates to support departmental research support. This position is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator with the development, implementation, evaluation, and overall management of grant projects while coordinating work that advances the research mission of the institution. Specific responsibilities include creating and maintaining instrumentation, data management, laboratory operations, and general administration of research activities. In addition to these strategic and operational roles, responsibilities include study personnel management, research project management, and strategic planning for current and future research projects and programs. This position requires knowledge of registering and enrolling patients eligible to participate in clinical trials/research grants; complete all study visits; managing the studies; extracting, compiling, evaluating and submitting data; monitoring study compliance and patient related outcomes; providing information and feedback on designated clinical trials; coordinating the data management systems and administering protocol operations within the institution. In addition, this position involves working independently (with minimal supervision) on complex work assignments. Perform clinical research in collaboration with other medical and nursing personnel and ancillary departments. Perform laboratory procedures including blood, tissue and/or body fluid collection, study drug infusions, processing and shipment of specimens to central laboratories. Proficiency in time management, attention to detail and organization is critical to ensure effective and efficient data management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. LPN preferred.

Typically requires 2+ years of related experience, Bachelor's Degree or higher, or an equivalent of education and experience.

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of re-funding.

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History- 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Hershey, PA

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