Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Full/Part Time:


The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State has an immediate opening for a Research Technologist, Level 1, for the DOE-supported Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES). Duties include collaborating on design and assessment of flood risk management strategies under the supervision of multiple faculty; implementing computational analyses; and documenting analyses in a reproducible way in support of peer-reviewed publications. The requirements include familiarity with one or more of the following: GIS software; Linux-based computation environments; or programming languages such as R, Python, C, or Fortran. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with issues related to coastal flooding is also preferred. The successful candidate will have experience with manipulation and analysis of large datasets, particularly in an econometric framework. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Robert Nicholas ( The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good 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