Laboratory Technologist

Penn State University

Penn State Scranton
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President For Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Worthington Scranton
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Worthington Scranton seeks candidates for a full-time Lab Technician/Assistant (12 months/30 hours a week). This position will entail general laboratory clean-up including the preparing and breaking down of laboratory exercises; maintain laboratory equipment, apparatus and resources, carrying out (or arranging for) their repair or replacement; keep chemical inventory; keep safety records; check safety equipment; assist the department with displays, production of leaflets, posters and photographs; organize shelving and operate and maintain stock control of equipment, undertake annual stock-take and ensure stock book is kept up to date. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates with some basic understanding of biology, chemistry, and physics would be preferred; however, those that exhibit an ability to work independently and follow directions will also be considered. Previous science laboratory equipment experience and laboratory safety training highly preferred. Excellent record keeping, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and self-management skills are essential. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applicants will begin April 2, 2018, and the anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2018. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Will work 30 hours/week. Full Penn State benefits included.

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