Part-Time 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 Agricultural Sciences
Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology


The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology seeks an undergraduate student to help as Research Assistant in the project “Understanding the Role of Bacillus spp. as a Biocontrol Agent Against Trichoderma spp. on Agaricus Mushroom Cultivation System”. The undergraduate student will be trained and will use general microbiology techniques to evaluate the application of Bacillus spp. in vitro and in vivo against Trichoderma spp. and estimate the effects of potential antagonism mechanism between them. The undergraduate student needs to be interested in executing general microbiology techniques as isolation of microorganisms, cultivation of microorganisms in vitro and enumeration of microorganisms from environmental samples (mushroom compost). The in vitro experiments will be designed in laboratorial scale with compost samples used to Agaricus mushroom cultivation. The undergraduate student also will have the opportunity to learn about the mushroom cultivation system at the Mushroom Research Center. Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Must be available when the schedule is set up in bilateral agreement. This is a paid undergraduate internship and the intern may work 10 to 15 hours per week. The start date and end date are flexible. Future participation as an attendant or presenter in local conferences may be possible.

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