Postdoctoral Scholar

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


A postdoctoral scholar in Bioinformatics, funded by the National Science Foundation, is available in Ed O’Brien’s lab, located at Penn State University, University Park. A postdoctoral scholar hired into this position will have strong computational skills, including experience scripting and performing data analyses of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, as well as experience designing computational analyses for answering biological research questions. This researcher’s efforts will be focused on studying translation and co-translational processes through the application of bioinformatic tools. This position requires a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a closely related field by the time of employment. The O’Brien Lab is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the fields of chemistry, physics and bioinformatics who address questions at the cutting-edge of molecular and cellular biology through the development and application of computational and theoretical techniques. These tools include mathematical modeling, simulations and bioinformatic methods. A major effort in the lab is to understand influence of translation kinetics on downstream in vivo protein behavior. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including an explanation of prior training, qualifications for this position, and a list of publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information concerning the O’Brien Lab can be found at This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility of being refunded.

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