Undergradute Research Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
Office of the President
Undergraduate Education, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence


The Pennsylvania State University Department of Biobehavioral Health seeks a wage payroll student to assist with a new project developing and assessing the feasibility of an integrated cross-curriculum program addressing sexual assault prevention. In addition to providing experience working in this exciting and topically relevant area of prevention, this position will provide the successful prospect a mentored learning experience, and the opportunity to expand his/her classroom knowledge and skills within a professional and collaborative setting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: obtaining and reviewing relevant literature, outlining existing course curricula, collating and organizing prevention module content and supporting literature, assisting with formative focus group data collection with faculty and graduate students at selected universities, assisting with the development of intervention content and instructor training procedures, assisting with pilot study data collection at a university in Pennsylvania, drafting literature reviews and contributing to writing manuscripts and/or program recommendations and assisting with the team’s administrative operations, as needed. This position will begin [ASAP} 2017 and will run through fall semester 2017, with the potential to continue through spring of 2018. The job requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Monday through Friday). This position will be supervised by faculty in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and will work collaboratively with scientists from RTI International, in Washington, D.C. Qualifications include: must be an upper-level undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Biobehavioral Health, Psychology, Sociology, or related area, show an interest in college student health behaviors (esp. substance use and sexual health), be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, possess attention to detail, a strong teamwork orientation, collaboration and interpersonal skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested students should apply online by submitting your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript in a PDF document.

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