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
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Full/Part Time:


Dr. Kellogg's laboratory in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in a Research Technologist position. Research conducted in the laboratory focuses on developing and applying bioinformatics approaches to improve our understanding of bioactive natural products and chemical ecology. The candidate will perform a range of duties, including bacterial and/or fungal culture and assays, chemical and biological sample preparation, chemical separation, data acquisition, instrumental analysis (LC-MS and NMR) and data interpretation. The position will be responsible for training personnel and students in routine laboratory techniques, maintaining culture stocks, and managing general laboratory operations such as ordering supplies, tracking expenses, and keeping the lab up-to-date and compliant with institutional guidelines. The ideal candidate will have good organizational skills and motivation to learn new techniques, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and a successful candidate will be expected to function independently. Most importantly, the candidate will have a willingness and ability to contribute to a team-oriented research environment, having a positive attitude that promotes and facilitates the success of everyone in the 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 in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or related field is needed, and skills in cell culture, chemical extraction and chemistry instrumentation, or bioinformatics/statistics are advantageous. Successful completion of University background checks will be required. Due to the nature of the experiments, there may be some non-traditional work hours, but work hours will typically be Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin August 19, 2019 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. The desired start date is September 15, 2019 but can be negotiated.

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