Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Vice President of Research
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Research Professor position to conduct their own and collaborative research using gas cluster beam mass spectrometry, and pursue external funding. Specific responsibilities of this position will entail: proficient operation of an Ionoptika J105 Tof-SIMS instrument; lead or participate in biological sample preparation including cell culture, tissue preparation, or other relevant approaches,; advance knowledge of intracellular biochemistry and biophysics by combining imaging and biomolecule characterization, including establishment of informative controls; analyze Tof-SIMS data either independently or with collaborators to establish rigorous new approaches and extend the range of insights obtainable from these data; partner with faculty to prioritize new internal and external projects that show highest promise for scientific advances using advanced Tof-SIMS technology; help guide the data collection and analyses by new users or collaborators using the Ionoptika J105 Tof-SIMS. Applicants must hold at least a M.S. degree in biology/physics/chemistry or related fields, and have at least two years of experience performing research using an Ionoptika J105 Tof-SIMS mass spectrometer. Expertise in enzyme complexes and purine biosynthesis is preferred. Initial term of appointment is one year with possibility for renewal depending on performance and availability of 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