Lab Technician

Penn State University

Penn State Shenango
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President For Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Shenango
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Penn State Shenango is seeking to hire a part-time technical service laboratory Assistant. Responsibilities to include: general lab cleaning and maintenance, chemical inventory; inventory, restocking, and ordering of supplies; biohazardous disposal and hazardous waste control; setup and tear down of science labs and/or demonstrations; preparations of materials for labs; routine communication with science faculty members; maintenance of safety certifications; periodic research assistance; Syndaver maintenance; and other duties as assigned. Required skill sets: organization and attention to detail; strong time management skills; professional demeanor; self-direction and flexibility; and good interpersonal and communication skills. Physical requirements: manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation, and standing or walking for long periods of time. This is a non-teaching position with working up to 20 hours/week. Minimum requirements: basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and email. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology or related field and one-year or more as a laboratory or teaching assistant at the college-level; knowledge of laboratory safety procedures; background in biology and/or chemistry. Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references (including e-mail addresses if available). Application review begins immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For additional information about Penn State Shenango, please visit our website at

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