Research Technologist 2

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College Of Medicine
Full/Part Time:


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology division is seeking a qualified, motivated Research Technician II to join a talented research team focusing on developmental therapeutic studies to identify and validate potential drugs for treatment of hematologic malignancies. Incumbent will develop and maintain patient derived xenograft models of disease to explore therapeutic interventions. Candidate will be expected to work on the above independently and/or with senior investigators. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ambitious to learn. Person needs to be detail oriented and follow SOPs and experimental plans. The responsibilities are execution of experiments, data analysis, record keeping, ordering lab supplies, preparing IACUC protocols, etc. Generate Patient Derived Xenografts, bone marrow and spleen cell isolation. Maintain laboratory equipment and certifications. Maintain inventory of raw materials, buffers, and reagents. Candidate will be expected to work on the above independently and/or with senior investigators. Handle breeding colony. Perform common assay like Western Blot, and proliferation. Maintain cell culture. Participate in troubleshooting of processes. Complete projects by assisting project team; attend and participate in team, department, and all-hands meetings. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters in related science field preferred. Hands on experience with animal husbandry, breeding, drug administration (IP, IV, SC, IM, IF, oral gavage), necropsy, bleeding, data collection, and interacting with veterinary staff in animal facility. Western Blot, ELISA, ICC/IHC, and Flow cytometry transfection. Strong knowledge of multicolor flow and data analysis. Knowledge of primary cell culture techniques and database, cytotoxicity assay, colony formation assay, drug combination studies and analysis. Must be willing to work occasional weekends, and holidays This is a fixed term appointment funded one year from date of hire with the possibility of refunding.

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