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Human Research Technologist - Keller Lab

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a candidate for a Human Research Technologist to recruit, interact, and schedule study participants, explain study aspects and procedures, maintain lab equipment, and organize research materials. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Recruit subjects for clinical trials; describe the study, procedures, risks, benefits, and eligibility requirements
  • Schedule patient participation and data collection for studies; maintain subject/participant database
  • May train employees in data recording functions and appropriate use of equipment used in research studies
  • Maintain all laboratory supplies and equipment to ensure good working order at all times for research studies
  • Draft protocols, abstracts and consent forms; coordinate abstraction of patient data from charts in compliance with protocols; assure the collection of subject data based on protocol
  • Review protocols with Principal Investigators (PI) and sponsors; prepare study budget based on sponsor's protocol and meet with Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
  • Serve as liaison with Principal Investigator, physicians and Human Subjects Protection Office
  • Complete and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) paperwork and modifications
  • Enter and analyze data in support of scientific papers
  • Develop and organize research materials such as visit forms, spreadsheets, and other documents
  • Coordinate the development of new research protocols and assist in application development
  • Interface with support departments that may be involved in protocols, study start-up, recruitment and close-out
  • May also perform duties listed in lower level(s)

This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

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

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.


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.

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University Park, PA

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