Research Coordinator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The Girirajan laboratory at Penn State University is interested in hiring a wage payroll research coordinator to study the human genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders. The purpose of this position is to coordinate and manage Penn State IRB-approved human genomics research projects. The position will entail recruitment of patients and families with genomic disorders into the research project, assisting other laboratory members in the collection and analysis of patient data, and providing follow-up genetic counseling services to families after data analysis. We are looking for someone to commit to 20 hours per week. Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, human development and family studies, genetic counseling, or related fields would be ideal for this position, as would individuals with prior experience with genetic counseling in a research setting. A basic knowledge in genetics and human disease would be desired, and a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel is desired for data storage and analysis. The candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills, must be reliable and punctual, and must have the ability to work well as part of a team. Applications should be include a cover letter, resume and list of references

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