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


The laboratory of Scott Showalter in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University, seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position in mammalian cell and tissue culture applied toward establishing molecular mechanisms in diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Projects will involve culturing both standard laboratory cell lines and also pancreatic cancer lines and potentially induced pluripotent stem cells. The ideal postdoc will have extensive experience in mammalian cell culture, broadly defined and prior experience with related experimental techniques. Desirable past experiences that would enhance the competitiveness of an applicant, but which are not required for consideration, include confocal microscopy of live and/or fixed cells, CRISPR gene editing, metabolic assays, genome-wide assays, or proteomics assays. We are seeking a postdoc with cellular biology skills who is interested in acquiring training in structural biology and/or mechanistic biochemistry, which are the mainstay techniques utilized in the Showalter laboratory. The applicant must have recently received, or be scheduled to receive, a Ph.D. in an area broadly relevant to our research program by the time employment starts. The individual should be highly self-motivated and is expected to lead their own individual projects as well as contribute to collaborative research efforts. Projects in the Showalter laboratory generally involve collaboration with colleagues in the Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and throughout the Chemistry Department and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, providing an enriching training environment for our postdoctoral researchers. Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications electronically to include a cover letter describing your background and prior training, a CV which includes a list of publications, and a brief statement (1-2 pages) of research interests. Following a screening of these initial application materials, appropriate candidates will be contacted by email and asked to arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Review of applicants 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