Research Technologist (Bacterial Research Technologist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – E – Non-exempt
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Bacterial Research Technologist to perform a primary role in furthering research investigating the dynamics and genetics underlying protein toxin resistance in bacteria. Specific projects will include: designing and creating gene deletion strains, or performing allele swaps between bacterial strains using established protocols; isolating, sequencing and analyzing the genomes of de novo mutants with altered toxin sensitivity. This research will include synthesizing data and preparing scientific manuscripts. In addition to conducting research, the incumbent will have a primary role in day-to-day laboratory management, including purchasing, organizing, and maintaining laboratory consumables and equipment, as well as training new members of the Hockett lab. 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. Experience with protein isolation and purification for functional assays will be viewed positively. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both oral and written) skills. Competitive candidates must have significant microbiological experience, bacteriological and molecular genetic, with an established track record of such. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from date of hire.

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