Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine
Cellullar and Molecular Physiology


The laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Lee seeks applications for a postdoctoral position applying interdisciplinary approaches to study the structure and mechanism of macromolecular devices in biological membranes connected to human disease. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD degree in the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience and molecular cell biology. Required is a track-record of productivity. Candidates are expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills,critical thinking abilities and be capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in structural biology, molecular biology and protein purification. Expertise in membrane protein biochemistry, single-particle cryo-EM and/or X-ray crystallography is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scientists and health professionals and will have on-site access to superb resources including a newly established state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility housing a 300 kV Titan Krios G3i cryo-TEM equipped with a Volta phase plate, Gatan BioQuantum energy filter and K3 direct electron detector. Penn State College of Medicine is an outstanding environment for researchers investigating molecular mechanisms of disease and has a Postdoctoral Affairs Office that provides exceptional infrastructure for training and career development. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information of three references.

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