Human Research Technologist 1 or 2

    University Park, PA 16802
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    Please note that although the successful applicant will be part of a research team and their role is not research driven.

    The successful applicant will interact with human subjects on an almost daily basis. This will involve contacting subjects by phone to determine eligibility and scheduling for study visits. In addition, the applicant will obtain consent for participation in studies; complete forms, questionnaires and/or basic neuropsychological tests with subjects; assist with motor evaluations; and shepherd subjects during their study visits. An excellent candidate for this position will have strong conversational and communication skills, and be able to seamlessly engage new subjects and make them feel comfortable in the research environment. The applicant also will be responsible for data entry into study databases, maintaining IRB materials, and regulatory updates. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and thus the successful applicant must be able to keep information and data collected during the study confidential. The position is renewable annually, depending on grant funding

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

    This position typically requires anAssociate'sdegree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus 2 yearsofrelated experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    The following backgroundchecksmustbe successfully completed for this position:

    This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.


    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 

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    Posting ID: 554948353Posted: 2020-05-21