Research Data Management Specialist 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Earth And Mineral Sciences
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Full/Part Time:


The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State has an immediate opening for a Research Data Management Specialist, Level 1, to provide support for research, education and outreach activities funded by Penn State as well as multiple state and federal agencies. Duties include creating and modifying software codes in support of research, education and outreach activities; creating and modifying research datasets; documenting software codes in datasets; and generating publication-quality figures. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred experience includes GIS software; Linux-based computation environments; or programming languages such as R, Python, GAMS, Julian Matlab, C/C++, or Fortran. Familiarity with issues related to climate hazards, particularly coastal and/or inland flooding is also preferred. The successful candidate will be able to develop interactive websites and have experience with manipulation and analysis of large datasets, particularly involving Earth system or economic data. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Robert Nicholas ( This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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