Assistant Research Professor (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopist)

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


The Penn State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility is seeking a full-time spectroscopist who will be responsible for performing a broad range of NMR techniques on all the instrumentation, including both solid and liquid state NMR experiments. The NMR facility houses a total of nine high resolution NMR instruments ranging from 400 MHz to 850 MHz (1H frequency) covering research areas including bio-molecules, small molecules, metabolomics, materials, and food sciences. Operation and maintenance of the NMR spectrometers, troubleshooting the instruments, and training NMR users are also major responsibilities of the position. In addition, this position is expected to assist the Director with NMR billing, maintenance of the NMR Facility web page, and in reaching out to non-Penn State users, i.e. industrial users. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. preferably in materials science research area, employing solid-state NMR spectroscopy as the primary tool. The successful candidate will have opportunities to broaden his/her skills in a wide range of research problems and can engage in active research through collaborations. The successful candidate will also be expected to help write proposals and to oversee postdoctoral fellows in the facility. The position is a non-tenure track, fixed-term multi-year position with the initial period of appointment being three years from the hire date with excellent opportunity for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete an application form. In addition to submitting the Penn State application, an application, cover letter, and current CV must be submitted at Applicants will also need to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will 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