Job Information

Pennsylvania State University Research Project Manager - Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process ( . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

  • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. ( Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

  • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click “Apply” and complete the application process for external applicants ( .


The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Medicine in Hershey, PA is seeking a Research Project Manager. This position will maintain all IRBs for all funded projects in the Stuckey research team. This position will be responsible for: contacting participants, scheduling and conducting interviews, transcription, and the qualitative coding of all data, as well as assist in analysis. This position will also be responsible for payment of participants, maintenance of study records and database, act as the liaison between study sites, and schedule/coordinate meetings with all members of the study team(s).

Position will be active in large grants totaling approximately $1 million. This position will be a management-level position, supporting specifically one faculty member, but will be responsible for maintaining the relationships built with multiple external institutions.

Competencies Required:

  • Qualitative research experience: this position will be responsible for interviewing, transcribing, and coding the data collected during these projects, and will be assisting in analysis. Thorough understanding of qualitative research and interviewing techniques are crucial to the success of the research.

  • This position will be heavily reliant on personal accountability. This position will be scheduling all interviews with participants on their own schedule, and it is imperative that this position stays on top of interviewing to keep the data collection in line with milestones.

  • This position must function well in a group setting as this position will work collaboratively with multiple external institutions for recruitment and other facets of the research process. Dr. Stuckey works with students, and this position may need to take on leadership positions in those situations.

  • Communication within the study team will be regular, to check on the progress of the research, and as needed, to correct any possible issues that arise during the research. This position will work within the team, but also must communicate with external institutions regularly as well.

  • This position will be the primary interviewer for multiple research studies, and qualitative interviews inherently call for innovation and problem solving. An interviewer must think quickly to best gather data from participants.

Typical Education & Experience

4+ years related experience

Master's Degree or higher

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

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

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. 


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.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster (

PA State Labor Law Poster

Affirmative Action (

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information (


Hershey, PA