Research Technologist (Research Technologist)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
10/08/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
83480
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – E – Non-exempt
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Department:
Biology
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Toews Lab at Pennsylvania State University is seeking to hire a research technologist / lab manager. The person will analyze high-throughput DNA sequencing data to address several evolutionary and ecological questions regarding the diversification of wood warblers. Two active projects the technician will assist moving forward: comparative genomics amongst several species of wood warblers from whole-genome resequencing data, and using fecal metabarcoding data to understand the diets of insectivorous birds in diverse forest communities. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. An MSc or Ph.D. degree in biology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or a related field is preferred, and/or experience from biotech or informatics positions. Familiarity with either R or MATLAB, high-throughput sequencing library preparation, and experience with bioinformatics analysis using a UNIX or Linux environment is highly preferred. 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