Research Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Great Valley
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Penn State Great Valley


Penn State Great Valley, located in Malvern, PA, is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to support a collaborative faculty research project modeling the structure and dynamics of cells and their compartments. Duties include geometric modeling of organelle networks, specifically mitochondria, and modeling changes in these cellular structures under different conditions. Other opportunities will be based on the students’ skills, and may include writing plugins for image analysis software. Basic knowledge in programming and statistics is required, along with strong verbal and written communication skills. A background in geometric modeling is highly desirable. The Research Assistant will participate in weekly research team meetings (virtual or in person) which may involve travel to Penn State Brandywine. The successful applicant must be a current Penn State student enrolled in an Engineering, Engineering Management, Software Engineering, Information Science and/or Systems Engineering program. Time commitment will be approximately 10 hours per week, beginning November 13, 2017 through April 1, 2018. This position will report to Dr. Kathryn Jablokow (Penn State Great Valley) and Dr. Megan Povelones (Penn State Brandywine). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, in addition to the Penn State employment application, for consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the project see

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