Part Time Research Support Assistant

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Penn State College of Medicine
Cancer Institute
Full/Part Time:


A student applicant is sought for a part-time wage employee position in the laboratory of Dr. Ray Hohl at the Penn State Cancer Institute in Hershey, PA. The appointment will span the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities in this basic cancer research lab will include, but are not limited to: participating in assays of cell viability and proliferation which involve serial dilutions of active compounds; biochemical analysis of protein levels, modifications and oncogenic signaling; laboratory support activities including preparation and sterilization of chemical solutions, stocking supplies, performing chemical inventories, and routinely maintaining/cleaning lab equipment. Requirements for the position include experience with: testing novel compounds in dose-response studies; protein biochemistry techniques including but not limited to protein gel electrophoresis and Western blotting; solution and media preparation and lab support activities. Strong math skills, excellent communication skills, and Microsoft certification are required. Availability to work afternoon and evening hours on weekdays is essential. Experience with additional techniques used in the laboratory is preferred.

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