Graduate Assistant

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
The Information Science and Technology Center


The Information Science and Technology Center of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a talented and motivated graduate student into the Walker Graduate Assistantship program. The Walker Graduate Assistantship is administered by ARL and is awarded to exemplary students pursing Master of Science (MS) and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematical/Physical Sciences. This assistantship provides full tuition and fees as well as a monthly stipend for graduate students admitted into the program. The successful candidate will support cutting edge research in areas such as Machine Learning, Robotics, Autonomy, Sensor Networks, Data Fusion, Sensing and Perception, Signal Processing and 3D Printing. As part of ARL’s Walker Graduate Assistantship program, the student will perform fundamental research and use advanced research methods as part of a research team. Candidates with programming experience in C++, Python, MATLAB and Linux/Windows operating systems will be preferred. Students must have a BS in Engineering or related field, and will work 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 will be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088