ECRC Summer Research Assistant

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
02/06/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
76882
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department:
Food Science

Description

The Dudley lab in the Department of Food Science is part of a nationwide effort directed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called GenomeTrakr (http://bit.ly/2BEDCmE), which has sequenced over 150,000 bacterial genomes of foodborne pathogens since 2012. The goals of this project are to create a global database that can be used for more rapidly tracking the spread of these organisms from source, to foods, to patients. The lab is looking for at least two dedicate undergraduate students for summer 2018, who will generate genome sequences from approximately 500 isolates of E. coli, and prepare another collection of 500 for shipment to the FDA. This project will offer opportunities to build skills in bacteriology, DNA preparation, and analysis. Preferred applicants will be those pursuing a B.S. in a major within the College of Agricultural Sciences or Eberly College of Science, and have taken at least MICRB 202. Skills in sterile technique, and a high attention to detail, will be essential. These positions are expected to take approximately 20-30 hours per week from June-August 2018, and will pay $10/hour.

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