Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College Of Science
Biology and Entomology
Full/Part Time:


The Hines Lab ( in the Biology and Entomology Departments is seeking a Research Technologist to work 40 hours per week on projects related to bee disease ecology and bee developmental genetics. The technologist will be centrally involved in a project examining the role of various environmental variables on bumble bee pathogen incidence in Pennsylvania. This will entail collection of specimens in natural sites throughout Pennsylvania and managing other students in this collection. The majority of time will be spent at the bench performing RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, quantitative PCR, and gel electrophoresis to screen for bee pathogens and immune response in collected specimens. In addition to this project, the position may involve helping with the care of live bumble bee colonies and assisting in research projects on bee development. The technologist will also play an essential role in lab management, performing general lab maintenance tasks. Molecular experience obtained in a research setting in some of the above techniques, as well as good attention to detail is required for the position. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the life sciences is preferred. Experience and interest in animal care and in performing field work is desired. Applicants should upload a cover letter highlighting skills relevant to the position and a resume/CV addressed to Heather Hines. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. This position is benefits-eligible.

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