Student Laboratory Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, CSL Behring Fermentation Facility is looking for part-time wage payroll or work study student laboratory assistant(s). Responsibilities in this position will include being involved in bioprocessing activities including fermentation, separation process (cell lysis, centrifugation, filtration), purification of bio-based products, and performing analytical procedures. In this position the student researcher will be trained on equipment, processes, techniques, and fundamental principles of microbial fermentation and bioprocessing. This position will involve training on equipment to help setup and run fermentation equipment, perform routine calibrations and validations, and additional laboratory work. Will be trained on how to use and interpret analytical equipment and results (including liquid chromatography). Training for use of downstream processes (centrifugation, cell disruption, freeze drying, tangential flow filtration, etc.) Will be required to go through Penn State Laboratory safety training via PSU-EHS. Preferred Skills: General laboratory experience (Chemistry or Biology Lab courses) and use of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office programs.

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