Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Biophysics

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
12/11/2017
Date Closing:
06/20/2018
Job Number:
75949
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 The 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 $16,584 $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