Penn State University

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


The Hancock Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Penn State ( ) is looking to hire a researcher to express and purify and characterize dynein and kinesin motor proteins using baculovirus expression and related expression systems. Candidates who have a strong background in some combination of mammalian or insect cell culture, protein purification and protein biochemistry, and molecular biology/recombinant DNA work are encouraged to apply. The lab is interdisciplinary and uses extensive single-molecule microscopy, stopped-flow enzyme kinetics, computational modeling, and other tools to study fundamental mechanisms of motor proteins, microtubule mechanics, and cellulose degradation by cellulase. The researcher will work closely with graduate students and postdocs on ongoing projects. The position requires a master’s (M.S.) degree or its equivalent in the biological sciences or engineering or be an active candidate for a terminal degree in an academically related field. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from the date of hire with a possibility of renewal depending on the availability of funds. To apply please submit a resume that includes a list of education, publications, and work experience. For additional information contact: William O. Hancock, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 233 Hallowell Building. Email:

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