Research Coordinator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - College of Health and Human Development


The Penn State Children’s Eating Behavior Laboratory is interested in hiring a part-time research assistant to help with testing children enrolled in a research study. The ideal candidate for this position will help prepare and weigh test-meal foods, administer questionnaires to children and parents, and help collect measures related to eating behavior, body weight, and brain function. We are looking for someone to commit at least 20 hours per week for the next 6 months, if not longer. Part-time students in psychology, nutrition, human development and family studies, or related fields would be ideal for this experience. Interested applicants should possess the following qualifications: Strong organizational and communication skills. Reliable and punctual. Ability to work well as a team. Experience working with children ages 7-10 years old. Experience working in a clinical research environment is preferred, but not essential. Certifications and background checks to work with children will be required. If any questions, please contact the study leader, Kathleen L. Keller, PhD, Associate Professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Food Science, Director of the Metabolic Kitchen and Children’s Eating Behavior Laboratory, phone: 814-863-2915.

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