Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Exempt
  • 03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology – The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience
Full/Part Time:


The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology ( is seeking a Programmer/Analyst to join our educational game development team. This position will be responsible for developing an educational game in Unity 3D to teach social skills to teenagers with autism. This includes working with the team to turn the Unity3D prototype into a fully realized intervention game for use in the lab’s research studies. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): expand upon completed game development and creating new game content in Unity3d, implement version control, identify and fix software bugs, implement changes based on the researchers’ usability testing, assist with implementation of a database management system for remote data collection, and work with the researchers to provide specialized support to families who are completing the intervention at home. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Game Design, or other related discipline is desired. Previous experience with Unity3d (or other similar game development software) and proficiency with C# is required. Experience with Java, version control, and/or database management a plus. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088