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
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Research Technologist to help conduct translational research related to schizophrenia and other mental disorders. Dr. Alfredo Bellon MD, PhD, wishes a highly motivated individual willing to learn new laboratory techniques including how to transform human blood circulating cells into neuronal-like cells to help us understand mental illnesses. Some of the techniques used in the lab include: Flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, Immunofluorescence, and light microscopy. Flexibility, motivation, and ability to work independently are all important as the candidate will be an essential and contributory member of the research team. The candidate will also be required to modify and refine documents and protocols for regulatory agencies and committees as well as to communicate effectively with regulatory organizations. In addition, the successful candidate will perform tasks related to the supply and organization of the lab, including ordering and maintaining appropriate lab inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and instruments essential to the operation of the lab. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work with professional teams and to maintain collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff. Excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently, and the capability to understand and execute complex instructions are critical. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism. The candidate will be required to stay current in the areas of program compliance, government regulations, University policies, and IRB requirements. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with biological samples including human blood, basic cell culture experience such as having worked with cell lines or primary cell cultures. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with the 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