Research Technologist 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
04 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
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The Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health and Human Development is seeking to hire a Research Technologist. The qualified applicant will work to assist with research projects and design including managing experiments and projects primarily within the Biomechanics Laboratory, but also supporting the Motor Control, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, and Psychology of Physical Activity laboratories within the Department. The candidate should be able to identify and solve technical issues within various experiments; apply standard scientific practices, techniques, and methods as appropriate for specific situations; analyze data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow protocols through a series of related detailed steps or processes. This position will also oversee lab equipment maintenance and usage (e.g. MTS Machine, force plates, motion capture camera system(s), treadmills, etc.), oversee laboratory safety procedures, train others on lab equipment and techniques, and perform other duties in managing and coordinating daily laboratory operations. Additionally, the candidate will 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/equipment handled in the operation of the lab. This person will keep lab databases and systems up to date. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree or Ph.D. preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential. Other competencies critical to success in this position: excellent time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with an excellent chance of renewal.

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