University Park Campus
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College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health
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The USDA Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State is a large scale intervention research project focused on promoting healthy eating and physical activity in preschool children, with a goal of preventing childhood obesity. We are looking to hire 1-2 paid, part-time Research Assistants to help with data collection and data entry. Specifically, the individual(s) will work one-on-one with preschool children to conduct research assessments (e.g. collecting data on healthy eating knowledge, physical activity, height/weight, etc.). The individual(s) will also assist with data entry and data cleaning. Data collection will occur in preschools throughout central Pennsylvania and daily transportation (from University Park) will be provided. We are specifically looking for individuals who are available from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays from late March until the end of May. Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work at least 2 days per week during the semester, ideally on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays and to those who are available to continue working throughout May and June 2020. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and 2 references. Please also indicate your weekly schedule of availability, and your availability from March-June 2020 in your cover letter.

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