Human Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
06/14/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
88511
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of The Liberal Arts
Department:
Psychology
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at Penn State seeks candidates for the position of Lab Manager/Research Assistant. The CLS (http://cls.psu.edu/) is an interdisciplinary group of linguists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, speech-language pathologists, speech scientists, and cognitive neuroscientists who share an interest in language acquisition and bilingualism. CLS researchers employ a variety of methods including behavioral measures, eye tracking, electrophysiological methods (EEG/ERP), and fMRI. Responsibilities for this position include assisting with CLS faculty research, managing the laboratory operations (including equipment maintenance and participant scheduling), and providing technical support for the CLS’s PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) program (https://pire.la.psu.edu/). Skills and experience with some programs such as ELAN, E-prime, Ibex Farm, MATLAB, Praat, Python, and R, are desirable. Training and experience with at least one technical method (e.g. eye tracking, EEG/ERP, acoustic analysis in Praat) is required, and knowledge of statistics is also desirable. Additional training will be provided for technical methods, and also for the conduct of research with human participants. Candidates should have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, and a strong curiosity and interest in language science research and methods. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Knowledge of and experience working with languages other than English is also desirable but not required. The successful candidate will have had laboratory experience as an undergraduate, preferably with both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the 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