Research Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The laboratory of Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Research Associate to investigate metabolic disease models. Research in the Hanna-Rose laboratory is focused on using C. elegans to probe the roles of NAD+ biosynthetic pathways in development and physiology and on modeling human syndromes caused by inborn errors of purine metabolism with the goal of deciphering molecular mechanisms leading to neuromuscular, behavioral and reproductive phenotypes. The Research Associate will be responsible for developing and managing projects, supervising teams of undergraduate researchers and managing the lab. Typical experimental methods will include metabolite measurement and comparative metabolomics using LC-MS, C. elegans culture and behavioral and morphological analysis and molecular biology methods to create transgenic C. elegans. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and 2-3 years of relevant experience including a publication record demonstrating expertise in C. elegans culture and analysis and/or in metabolomics. Interested candidates should submit their cv and contact information for three references. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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