Associate Research Professor

Penn State University

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


The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, in association with the Centers for Infectious Disease Dynamics and the Applied Biological and Biosecurity Research Laboratory, is seeking an academic, non-tenure track Associate Research Professor for the Global Health Research Scholar program. Exceptionally qualified candidates who wish to establish themselves as leaders in fields addressing critical scientific, technology, engineering, and social science needs for improving global health security through the reduction of infectious disease threats are encouraged to apply. This prestigious program will enable highly motivated scientists who hold doctoral or terminal professional degrees in relevant disciplines to work collaboratively with leading faculty at Penn State and at other partner academic, industry, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations throughout the world to help develop and implement cutting-edge research and training programs that provide real-world solutions to promote global health security through reduction of the spread of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The successful candidate will be expected to work with existing faculty on a growing portfolio of projects as well as to develop new extramurally funded programs from sponsors including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Agency for International Development, US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, philanthropic organizations and international agencies. All qualified candidates must have a doctoral or advanced degree in a field of relevance to global health security or related fields; with strong motivation, ability to conduct research with a proven track record, excellent project management experience and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to effectively interact with and mentor graduate students; international work experience in emerging or endemic infectious disease or especially dangerous pathogens are particularly encouraged to apply. Duties include, but are not limited to, working with a diverse group of faculty, partners and other professionals within and outside of Penn State in order to effectively implement existing projects as well as develop and compete for new extramural funding opportunities of relevance to global health security; engage in extensive domestic and international travel; become an active and contributing member of various multidisciplinary technical teams executing and competing for global health security projects. U.S. Citizenship required; candidates capable of obtaining security clearances are desirable. Selected candidates might need to re-locate to the greater Washington DC area or be placed internationally as per the needs of the project. Direct questions regarding the position to Vivek Kapur (, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Huck Institutes or Kay Van der Horst (, Director, ABRL. Applications should be submitted online and include: a one-page cover letter; a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and a list of publications; a two-page future research program statement; the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. This is a fixed-term appointment 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