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 Education
Deans Office


Dr. Rayne A. Sperling has an opening for hourly wage employees to work as part of her team of researchers that investigate interventions to support students’ reading and self-regulation. Responsibilities include conducting systematic reviews of existing research, collecting and analyzing data as well as integrating quantitative data from multiple sources. Additional responsibilities may also include contributions to scholarly writing and the development of training materials. Knowledge of quantitative statistical analytical techniques with both large and small datasets is required as well as Institutional Review Board (IRB) training. Knowledge of learning theories, instructional theories, or advanced technology skills is desired. The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of collaborative team. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting their qualifications, a curriculum vita or resume, and the name, e-mail address, and phone number of two academic references who can speak to your abilities. Cover letter should indicate hours and availability. This is a part-time, wage-payroll position open to undergraduate or graduate students. Scheduling can be flexible and number of weekly hours available will vary.

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