Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)/Chemistry


The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) – Center for Nanoscale at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a fixed-term-I (full-time) research position in particle assembly for photonic materials. The successful candidate will perform research in dielectrophoretic particle assembly, with an emphasis on how surface chemistry impacts particle response to electric field gradient. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related field, postdoctoral experience in nanomaterials, image analysis, and surface functionalization, and a record of success in publication of high-level scientific research. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should contact three references and request reference letters to be submitted to Denise Patton - indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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