Postdoctoral Scholar - Computational Biophysics

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
06/02/2017
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
71812
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Department:
Chemistry

Description

A postdoctoral position in Computational Biophysics is available in Ed O’Brien’s lab, located at the Department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. A postdoctoral scholar hired into this position will have strong computational skills, including scripting and data analysis of molecular simulations, experience creating or using coarse-grained force-fields for biomolecules, and extensive experience in simulating biomolecules in high-performance computing environments. This researcher’s efforts in the O’Brien lab will be focused on studying the influence of translation kinetics on down-stream in vivo protein behavior. The O’Brien Lab is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Bioinformatics who are interested in addressing questions at the cutting-edge of molecular and cellular biology through the development and application of computational and theoretical techniques. These tools include mathematical modeling, coarse-grained molecular simulations and bioinformatic methods. A major effort in the lab is to understand non-equilibrium aspects of nascent protein behavior inside cells. The start date is flexible - any time between now and February 2018 is possible. Graduate students who will be finishing their Ph.D. within the next year are encouraged to apply now and arrange for a later start date. Applications should be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including an explanation of prior training, qualifications for this position, and a list of publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information concerning the O’Brien Lab can be found at http://chem.psu.edu/directory/epo2

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088