Graduate Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Complex Systems Monitoring


The Complex Systems Monitoring Department in the Materials and Manufacturing Office of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) seeks a MS or PhD student into the Graduate Assistantship program. This assistantship provides full tuition and fees as well as a monthly stipend for graduate students admitted into the program. The graduate student will be working in the area of condition based maintenance, prognostic health management, and predictive analytics. The work will entail applying vibration and position sensors to engines, drive trains, and valve and actuator systems and developing prognostic health management and data analytics techniques to predict system failure. The student will develop an understanding of the failure modes of the systems and how sensors and data processing can detect the early onset of various failure modes. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled at Penn State as Graduate Students working towards advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Industrial Engineering. Students must be available to work up to 20 hours per week. Candidates must be accepted into the Penn State Graduate School. Successful candidates typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above during their junior and senior years. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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