SRB Post-Doctoral Position

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering


A post-doctoral position is available immediately for microbiologists, molecular biologists, biochemical engineers, and geneticists interested in discerning the genetic basis of biofilm formation of sulfate-reducing bacteria. A Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular microbiology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, or a related field with a strong background in molecular biology is required as well as a strong desire to learn about bacterial physiology. Applicants should have a successful peer-reviewed publication history (at least two published manuscripts as a first author) and be in a position to begin within the next three months. We recently created a gene circuit for preventing membrane fouling (PNAS 2016, We also have successfully determined the genetic basis of both E. coli and P. aeruginosa biofilm formation. Our recent publications include those in Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Communications, PLoS Pathogens, PNAS, Nature ISMEJ, Microb. Biotechnol., J. Molecular Biology, Infect. Immun., Molecular Systems Biology, Environ. Microbiol., J. Bacteriol., BMC Microbiology, and Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Dr. Wood has 274 publications to date (yielding an H index of 74) and has placed 19 researchers in academe. Please provide your curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

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