Research Technologist (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
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Full/Part Time:


A Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in November 2019. The successful candidate will perform cutting-edge research and organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Charles T. Anderson, Associate Professor of Biology. The Anderson Lab uses molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemical analysis, and advanced microscopy to study the biosynthesis and dynamics of plant cell walls, with the goal of informing efforts to produce environmentally sustainable food, materials, and energy. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor'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. A Bachelor’s of Science degree or higher in plant biology, cell and molecular biology, or closely related field including one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred. Hands-on laboratory experience is strongly preferred, with mastery of several of the following techniques: molecular cloning, protein expression, purification, and biochemical characterization, plant genetics and transformation, plant phenotyping, confocal and/or electron microscopy, image analysis, and biostatistics. The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent organizational skills and fluency in verbal and written English communication are required. Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and specific reasons for interest in the position, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position/title, telephone number, and email address). Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

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