Assistant Research Professor

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


The laboratory of Dr. Frank Pugh is seeking to fill an Assistant Research Professor position with a Ph.D. in biochemistry or similar discipline, with a strong molecular biology background, particularly in sequencing. This position will be responsible for the oversight of the lab`s core NextGen sequencing services, providing guidance for scientific development and business processes, including oversight and preparation of DNA and RNA enriched for specific biochemical features, preparation of libraries for high throughput DNA sequencing, and sample tracking through a LIMS. The candidate will have research training and lab experience performing molecular biology experiments in accordance with established protocols, keeping meticulous record of all experimental details and provide laboratory support for other scientists/trainees in the lab. Publications in these and related areas will strengthen the application. Responsibilities also include overseeing the ongoing operations and development of a new cell culture facility. Further responsibilities may include troubleshooting assays, PCR-based assays, large scale growing and harvesting of different yeast strains, and performing additional experiments at the request of faculty. Laboratory experience with cell culture and ezyme assays are required. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references. This is a fixed-term appointed funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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