Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Cancer Institute
Full/Part Time:


Seeking a Research Technologist to work under the general supervision of a faculty investigator /laboratory supervisor. The applicant will perform translational research towards development of molecular cancer biomarkers. In addition, he/she will perform general laboratory tasks, which may include processing of human tissue/blood sample, cell culture, molecular biology procedures, ordering, equipment trouble-shooting, and instruction of other personnel. These position duties require basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques gained through previous training and experience. Must have a scientific background and willingness to attend lab meetings and seminars. Majority of responsibilities will involve processing/assaying clinical samples as part of on-going clinical investigations. Significant contributions will be rewarded with co-authorship. A successful applicant will enjoy working as a team. A successful applicant will be capable of performing advanced techniques in molecular biology, such as real-time PC. Critical thinking and attention to detail is essential. Must work without cross-contaminating samples. Applicant must be able to follow established laboratory protocols, handle existing patient databases, practice good record-keeping, and communicate clearly orally and in writing. Good organizational skills are critical. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed term appointment funded one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding.

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