Research Technologist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health
Full/Part Time:


The Biomarker Core Laboratory (BCL), in the College of Health and Human Development, has a Research Technologist position available. The BCL is a fee-for-service facility offering biomarker research support including consultation on study design, preparation and analysis of samples (blood, saliva, urine, etc), and data analysis. The responsibilities will include establishing and optimizing Standard Operating Procedures for multiple assays; overseeing daily operations of the laboratory including purchasing reagents and lab supplies, managing laboratory budget; creating and maintaining electronic inventory of reagents and samples and monitoring Environmental Health and Safety compliance. The candidate is expected to work independently and with research investigators at various levels. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree is preferred. Expertise is expected in two or more of the following techniques: Enzyme immunoassays (ELISA); electrochemoluminescence & kintetic reaction assays and/or multiplexed assays using magnetic beads; polystyrene beads or MSD platform. Strong communication skills and knowledge of computer skills including iLab, Excel, and Word. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent 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