Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


The laboratory of Dr. Deb Kelly in the Biomedical Engineering department and the Center for Structural Oncology at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is seeking to fill multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions. Scholars will work at the cutting-edge of cryo-Electron Microscopy (EM) and human cancer. Duties of the position include developing new tools and technology to determine high-resolution structural information for protein assemblies involved in cancer susceptibility and DNA damage repair. Experience in structural, molecular, and cellular biology or computational analysis is preferred. Candidates holding a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent level of expertise in life sciences or materials research are encouraged to apply. Scholars will conduct biophysical experiments along with cryo-EM imaging and computing tasks while pursing creative solutions to outsmart human cancer. Other duties include mathematical data analysis, preparing manuscripts for publication, and contributing to the NIH grant-writing experience. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. For additional information contact Deb Kelly, Ph.D., Director, Center for Structural Oncology and professor of Biomedical Engineering ( or Lisa Daub (

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