Human Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Full/Part Time:


The Adult Neuroplasticity Lab at Penn State (PL: Chaleece W. Sandberg, PhD, CCC-SLP) is seeking a Human Research Technologist. The Adult Neuroplasticity Lab employs a variety of methods including behavioral therapy, electrophysiological methods (EEG/ERP), and fMRI to understand and improve word retrieval difficulties in aphasia. Responsibilities include recruitment of and working with persons with aphasia, requiring strong interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals with language disorders. Responsibilities also include neuroimaging data collection and analysis, requiring strong organizational skills, the ability to learn new software quickly, and a strong curiosity and interest in the research and methods at the interface between biological and cognitive processes. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences and Health or a related area preferred. This would preferably include laboratory experience as an undergraduate working with individuals with language disorders. Skills and experience with programs such as Excel, E-prime, and SPSS are desirable. Experience administering language or intelligence tests is desirable. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a listing of three names of references. The cover letter should include information about how the candidate's research interests align with the research being conducted in the lab. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The appointment date will be as soon as August 1, 2019. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 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