Clinical Research Educator

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $66,000 - $87,000 a year
An opportunity exists for a Clinical Research Educator in Hem-Onc Clinical Trials at Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In this exciting role, incumbent will be responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of research orientation and ongoing education programs and specialized training for all levels of the Penn State Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office (CTO) personnel and medical faculty. They will also serve as a positive change agent to initiate and support progress toward and the achievement of organizational strategic research related goals. The Penn State Cancer Institute CTO is centralized to provide support for Cancer Institute clinical investigators in the development, implementation and completion of clinical trials. Relocation funds are authorized for this position.

Bachelor’s Degree

Five years of experience in clinical trials research

Previous education and training experience

Conducting ongoing assessments of learning needs and competencies of CTO staff

Develop and evaluate research related continuing education curriculums for CTO staff, investigators, and clinical team

Implement engaging, interactive research related training for research and clinical staff to assure compliance with Good Clinical Practices and regulations

Facilitate clinical training for the assigned research area to promote excellence in the care of patients enrolled in clinical trials

Design initial and ongoing protocol specific training for investigator initiated research and cooperative group trials

Facilitate the onboarding of new CTO staff, plan and provide effective orientation activities, and ensure documentation of each step of orientation process

Master’s Degree

Oncology experience


SOCRA or ACRP certification


As part of one of the country’s pre-eminent universities, our 548-bed tertiary medical center is the central Pennsylvania’s region’s only level I adult and pediatric trauma center and academic medical center. Also home to Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute, we are considered a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases.


Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone’s favorite chocolate! The surrounding area offers a pleasant alternative to the pressures of urban living with a mix of well-maintained communities with quiet tree-lined streets, safe shopping districts, beautiful farmland, and state parks and game lands. In addition, cultural opportunities abound with the Hershey and Harrisburg orchestras, the amazing Hershey Park amusement park, American League Hockey with the Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals), and Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators (Washington Senators). There is something to do for everyone!

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained