Research Technologist 3 (Family Advocacy Program FAP Research Technologist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
Full/Part Time:


The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State University (Clearinghouse) seeks a Research Technologist to conduct applied research projects associated with the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program (FAP). This position will work under the direction of faculty and/or staff research personnel to support the implementation, maintenance, and oversight of up to three Family Advocacy Program projects. This includes the design/development of project infrastructure and workflow processes, maintenance of collaborative relationships across multiple levels of the organization and with external partners, and ensuring project compliance. Specifically, this position will be responsible for formulating quality assurance plans and processes focusing on program implementation, reviewing current and developing new curriculum and instruction materials for training events, designing and implementing new protocols, supporting/coaching clinicians as they use the protocols, and assisting in the analysis of quality assurance oversight data. The Clearinghouse is an applied research center, nationally recognized for its work, that focuses on improving the health and well-being of military service members and their families. Our projects focus on topics such as parenting, building family resilience, preventing family violence, enhancing child and youth development, suicide prevention, obesity prevention, evaluation of mental health treatments for service members, veteran transitions from military to civilian life, and families at risk, among numerous others. Knowledge of military culture and military families, or a military background are a plus. Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background clearances in accordance with Penn State Policy. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must have strong verbal and writing skills as he/she will be executing the development of high-quality applied research. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a social science field (e.g., social work, psychology, human development, or family studies). Experience in the area of child maltreatment or domestic violence is preferred. 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