Part-Time Research Support

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Full/Part Time:


The Addiction Smoking and Health Laboratory (Principal Investigator: Stephen Wilson, PhD) of the Department of Psychology is seeking a part-time research assistant to assist with ongoing experiments. Information about the lab can be found at The specific duties of the position will include placing advertisements on campus and in the local community to recruit potential participants, screening potential participants over the phone, scheduling experimental sessions, reminding participants of their appointments, and collecting data. The lab uses multiple methods of data collection include brain imaging, behavioral assessments, and computerized questionnaires. The position also will involve preparing documents for obtain IRB approval for studies and general lab duties. Prior experience in a research laboratory and/or experience conducting interviews/assessments is highly desired. Other desired qualities include excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. This is a part-time position that pays $12/hour for an average of 20-30 hours per week, mostly during standard business hours. Funding for this position is available until at least March 31, 2020, with a good possibility of continuing beyond this date. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and skills, along with a current resume/CV and the contact information for at least two professional references.

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