Human Research Technologist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – E – Non-exempt
  • 02 – G – Non-exempt
  • 03 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health
Full/Part Time:


Dr. Ansell’s laboratory in the Department of Biobehavioral Health seeks two candidates for full-time Human Research Technologist positions. Research in the lab focuses on understanding individual differences in mechanisms underlying vulnerability for substance use and risk behaviors. Responsibilities of the advertised position will include coordinating lab activities, managing recruitment and assessment schedules, completing clinical assessments with participants, managing databases, preliminary data analysis, manuscript development, developing neuroimaging protocols, maintaining REDCap databases, familiarity with smartphone-based assessments and cognitive testing. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience performing clinical assessments, working with smartphone based apps, and/or neuroimaging protocols. All candidates must have strong communication skills, work well in a team, and be able to work carefully, responsibly, and with great attention to detail. Experience working within a clinical or research laboratory context is required. To apply, please fill out an online application and send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript, and the contact information of at least one professional reference to Dr. Emily Ansell, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health []. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire.

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