Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher

Penn State University

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


The Information Science and Technology Center of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking a talented and motivated undergraduate student who 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 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program, you will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods, working with an expert research team of ARL researchers. Experience in C++, Python, MATLAB and Linux/Windows operating systems is preferred. Students completing their sophomore year in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematical/Physical Sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and above are encouraged to apply. You will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. As part of the ARL Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program, you will be required to formally present your research at the end of your final semester. Therefore, honors students will be encouraged to use the project research for meeting your honors thesis requirement. The selected candidate may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. 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 $16,584 $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