Research Technologist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
The Dairy Nutrition Laboratory of Alex Hristov
Full/Part Time:


The Dairy Nutrition Laboratory of Alex Hristov in the Department of Animal Science is seeking a highly motivated and organized research technologist. A successful candidate for this position will have both laboratory and large animal experience. Main responsibilities will include managing an animal nutrition research laboratory, operation and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment (including gas-chromatographs and a mass-spectrometer), and participation and management of research projects with dairy cattle at the Department of Animal Science's Dairy Research and Teaching Center. They will be responsible for the training and supervising of undergraduate and graduate students, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, training users in equipment operation and research techniques, development of analytical procedures, coordinate and conduct sample and data collection, processing and analysis, purchasing of supplies and equipment, managing chemical and equipment inventories, and other tasks related to managing a research laboratory. Also, this person will participate and be responsible for the conduct of nutritional experiments with dairy cows, which will involve feed preparation and feeding, feed and animal samples collection and processing, experimental data processing and analysis, and other related tasks. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master of Science degree in Animal Science or related disciplines and experience with dairy cattle is preferable. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills is required in order to relate and converse well with the research team. 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