Research Technologist 3

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State Hershey Department of Surgery/Division of Pediatric Surgery is seeking to hire a Research Technologist to participate in funded research projects, provide support to the PI by conducting and planning experiments, manage and order lab supplies and animal care, and document research protocols. The candidate should be able to apply standard scientific practices, techniques, and methods as appropriate for specific situation, correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow protocols through a series of related detailed steps or processes. They need to possess experience with rodent husbandry and skills with surgical techniques in small animal models. Contribute to experiments in the laboratory to test, prove, or modify theoretical propositions on basis of research findings and experiences of other’s research in related technical areas. Organize data/findings for use in technical reports, documents, or oral/written presentations. Coordinate operational activities in a research laboratory, providing support services to researchers and technicians. Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for lab operations to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratory. Coordinate ordering, maintaining appropriate inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and instruments handled in the operation of the lab. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. Other competencies critical to the success in this position are: excellent time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. The candidate may mentor assigned staff and author or co-author papers, proposals, and/or presentations. 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. 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