University Park Campus
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Biobehavioral Health
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The Stress and Health Lab at Penn State (directed by Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland) is in search of an Undergraduate Research Administrative Assistant to join their team. Multiple lab studies are ongoing, including several funded by the National Institutes of Health, with emphases on understanding the effects of stress and mood on health across the lifespan. This is a workstudy position and will include largely administrative duties, but with an emphasis on supporting research and with opportunities for growth, such as into a Lab Manager position. This is a part-time position, with regular hours during the work week, approximately 10 hours per week. The position will begin in the Spring of 2019 with the possibility to continue for multiple semesters and through the summer if desired. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Supporting the director in multiple tasks related to running a lab and research studies; Administrative and organizational tasks; Helping track budgets and make purchases; Literature searches; Assisting with studies, potentially including data entry and data cleaning. To be competitive, applicants should have a GPA of 3.4 or higher and experience using Word and Excel. Past relevant administrative experience is ideal but not required. Training in BBH, Psych, or biology/health-related field preferred. Interested candidates should apply online and by completing an RA/workstudy application downloadable from our lab website and emailing it, along with a resume/CV, to stress@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all available positions are filled. If you have questions about the position, please direct them to stress@psu.edu.

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