Research Technologist 1

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
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The laboratory of Dr. Frank Pugh is seeking a Research Technologist. This position is responsible for the preparation of DNA and RNA enriched for specific biochemical features, preparation of libraries for high throughput DNA sequencing, and sample tracking through a LIMS. Duties will include performing molecular biology experiments in accordance with established protocols, keeping meticulous record of all experimental details and provide laboratory support for other scientists/trainees in the lab. Responsibilities also include the growth of mammalian cells in culture (including factor-dependent cells) and laboratory support activities such as ordering supplies and performing additional experiments at the request of research faculty. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates will typically possess a basic understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology principles and have a degree in the life sciences with a cumulative GPA greater than 3.0. Experience in a molecular biology and biochemistry lab, cell culture, and a good sterile technique are required. Applications should include a cover letter and contact information for three professional references. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for six months from date of hire with 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