Research Technologist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – E – Non-exempt
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Full/Part Time:


The Genomics Core Facility at University Park seeks a full time Research Technologist with experience in molecular biology techniques. The Genomics Core is part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and is a fee for service facility which serves the entire Penn State community. The core provides a variety of services including, next-generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing. This position will be responsible for sample Quality Control (QC) using a variety of instruments, Sanger sequencing, library preparation, and library sequencing on the Illumina NextSeq and MiSeq. We are seeking individuals capable of, and comfortable with, working in a team environment. Organizational skills, attention to detail, and effective communication with co-workers and customers are essential attributes of the successful candidate. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Molecular Biology or a related field and relevant lab experience. As we are a service laboratory; it is essential that the successful candidate must be willing and able to closely follow Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) to produce consistent high quality data. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an 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