Postdoctoral Researcher

Penn State University

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


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position to study mouse and cell culture models of neurodevelopmental disorders is available in the laboratory of Santhosh Girirajan in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Girirajan lab is studying the complex genetics and mechanistic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, autism, and schizophrenia using genome sequencing and functional studies involving mouse, fruit flies, and cell culture models. These projects will have translational impact for neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Candidates having an interest in genetics, molecular and behavioral neuroscience, and pharmacology, and research experience in mouse models of disease will be preferred. Candidates should have a PhD in genetics, molecular or cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or an equivalent area. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of productive research in terms of publications, have strong organizational, written, and verbal skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a laboratory team. Starting salary will be competitive and includes allowable moving expenses to State College. Applications must be submitted electronically. For consideration, a curriculum vitae (CV) is required that includes a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests and goals. Please also provide contact information for three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will 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