Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The research laboratory of Dr. Joyce Jose in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a laboratory technologist to assist experiments in virology, molecular biology and biochemistry. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, expected to thoughtfully conduct and analyze experiments, and to participate in the general support of the lab including ordering and receiving, establishing standard operating procedures and reagent preparation. Experience working with cell culture and confocal microscopy is a plus. Preference will be given to those who have experience in live cell imaging and are willing be trained to work with viruses in BSL-3 laboratory. This position will require a few hours of work outside the normal working hours occasionally. Also requires general/basic microbiological, biochemical and molecular biological laboratory and safety procedures, strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team, working knowledge in computer/word processing and data entry/analysis software. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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