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 the Liberal Arts
Full/Part Time:


The Group Identity and Social Perception (GISP; Lab at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a Research Assistant beginning immediately to work 10 - 15 hours per week (scheduling flexible). The position is funded through the 2019-2020 academic year with a possibility for extension through the summer. The Research Assistant will coordinate with project staff to help carry out a data-intensive, longitudinal smartphone study. The Research Assistant will organize and monitor data, troubleshoot technical issues with the smartphone application used in the study, and provide ongoing support to staff and participants. The Research Assistant will work closely with the PI (Jonathan Cook) and other project personnel. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail-oriented, and comfortable using spreadsheets and office productivity software. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in social psychology or a related field. We welcome applications from people who are members of underrepresented groups. This position pays at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Candidates should send a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their research experience and skills relevant to this position, and the names and contact information of 2-3 academic references to Jackson Harper, email: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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