Research Technologist 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Full/Part Time:


The lab of Dr. Andrew Read at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biology is recruiting a Research Technologist 2. This position will involve development and analysis of mathematical models to study resistance management strategies in tumors and infections. Theoretical development will likely involve extensions of the work in Hansen et. al. Please reference: (Hansen, E., Woods, R. J. & Read, A. F. How to use a chemotherapeutic agent when resistance to it threatens the patient. PLOS Biology. 15 e2001110 (2017).) Work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Elsa Hansen (Assistant Research Professor in the Read Lab). The ideal candidate will be self-driven and an independent, critical thinker. Please provide a cover letter, current CV and contact information for three references. All application materials must be submitted electronically. Review of applications will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries to Dr. Elsa Hansen at Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in a quantitative science and experience with mathematical modeling is preferred. There may be opportunity to be involved in experiments and so prior experience with (or a willingness to learn) cell culture techniques and handling of mice is a plus. 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