Research Associate

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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Eberly College of Science


The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a Research Associate position in Computational Systems Biology. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Reka Albert and participate in one or more collaborative projects within the Center for Systems Biomedicine. The general aim is to identify emergent organizing principles of biological systems, develop predictive models, and validate these principles and models through experimentation. The ideal candidate should have experience with network analysis, discrete and continuous dynamic modeling, and network control. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or other quantitative science and significant experience with modeling biological systems. The successful candidate will be an excellent interdisciplinary communicator and team player. In addition, (s)he will exhibit great initiative and will be given significant freedom to pursue the best approaches toward success. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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