Human Research Technologist
College of Medicine
2d ago


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Human Research Technologist

Level 3 or 4

The Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, is seeking a Human Research Technologist in Hershey, PA to support NIH-funded research on a digital intervention to promote fluid intake in adults with a history of kidney stones (principal investigators : David Conroy, PhD & Necole Streeper, MD).

The project coordinator will have regular interactions with two study investigators located at the Hershey and University Park campuses.

  • Responsibilities include (a) managing daily study operations related to regulatory approvals / modifications, purchasing, and inventory management;
  • b) recruiting, screening, scheduling, obtaining informed consent from, enrolling, retaining, and compensating participants;
  • c) managing data collection and monitoring incoming study data; (d) authoring study protocols and ensuring protocol and regulatory compliance;
  • e) assisting with testing, refining, and documenting the behavioral intervention system; (f) troubleshooting application difficulties;
  • g) managing datasets and assisting with data analyses; (h) assisting the PIs in preparing reports for the sponsor; and (i) training other staff or students assisting with the project.

    This is a 40-hour per week position (Monday-Friday). Evening / weekend hours may be required occasionally. Recruitment will take place in urology practices that treat patients with kidney stones.

    Applicant must be comfortable working in clinical research settings.

    Familiarity with mobile and internet technology, remote data capture (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics), Microsoft Office, database management, and statistical software (e.

    g., R, SAS, SPSS) are required. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and excellent communication skills are essential for frequent interaction with research participants, investigators and staff at multiple locations.

    Bachelor’s degree or higher, 2+ years related research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.

    This is a fixed-term appointment funded one year from date of hire with the possibility of renewal.

    This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.


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