Research Technologist 2

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College Of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Responsibilities for this position include performing laboratory work such as preparation of media and solutions, maintenance of cell cultures, routine laboratory biochemical and cellular assays, laboratory maintenance, and animal research experiments. This position will work under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) on sponsored research projects performing standard and complex laboratory procedures; maintain accurate and timely record of test results; apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results; operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment; maintain cell culture; maintain supply inventory; collect and organize research data; perform standard laboratory biochemical, molecular and cellular assays such as gel electrophoresis, western blotting, RT PCR, mouse genotyping, etc.; perform repetitive and technically meticulous small laboratory animal (mice/ rat) research work (training will be provided). This position also participates in meetings with the PI. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in laboratory animal handling. Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently, be technically proficient and accurate, effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations, and initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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