Research Technologist 1

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:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Full/Part Time:


A research technologist position is available in Dr. Shengyu Yang’s lab at the Penn State College of Medicine. The research in the lab focuses on the role of mitochondrial actin filaments in cancer metastasis and energy stress response. Our goal is to reveal how the dysregulated actin cytoskeleton in metastatic cancer cells controls lung cancer metastasis and the development of novel anti-metastasis therapies targeting the dysregulated mitochondrial actin filaments. The responsibility of the position includes lab ordering, lab organization and providing research support to postdocs and students in the lab. The research technologist will receive training in common techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, and animal husbandry, and is expected to carry out an independent research project. Successful applicant will be a highly motivated recent graduate with a B. S. or equivalent degree. There will be excellent training opportunities for individuals aspiring to apply to medical school or graduate school. Individuals from underprivileged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV, cover letter and three references. For more information, please visit the lab webpage: Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience with basic molecular biology, cell biology, and mouse work is desirable but not required. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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