Research Technologist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The laboratory of Dr. Ross Hardison in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a level 3 Research Technologist. The successful candidate will develop, design, and conduct research activities that include preparation of DNA and RNA enriched for specific biochemical features, prepare libraries for high throughput DNA sequencing, sample tracking in a LIMS, and operation a high-throughput, massively parallel sequencing instrument (Illumina NextSeq). Responsibilities also include overseeing a cell culture facility and operating a specialized lab for growth of factor-dependent cells mammalian cells that can differentiate in culture. Lab organizational activities include ordering supplies and management of research grant budgets. This position will also be responsible for supervising wage payroll, student and/or temporary employees or volunteers. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology and biochemistry) preferred. Experience with Penn State's financial management tools is preferred. Laboratory experience with molecular biology techniques, sterile technique, and mammalian cell culture is required. 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