Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochem/Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The laboratory of Dr. Santhosh Girirajan in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department is seeking a Research Technologist. Duties will include Drosophila melanogaster husbandry (maintaining stocks and breeding), molecular analysis (extraction, amplification and sequencing of genomic DNA and RNA), and extraction, identification and phenotypic analysis of fly mutants using confocal microscopy and behavioral analysis. The technician will assist other researchers in the laboratory with data analysis, organization and interpretation and experimental design. Basic knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology is required, as well as specific knowledge concerning Drosophila genetics. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Microbiology or Biochemistry and related experience working in a research lab is preferred. A working knowledge of MS Word and Excel is desired for data storage and analysis. Specific skills required include knowledge of molecular biological techniques, fly genetics, and handling of bacterial cultures. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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