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
Biochem/Molecular Biology


The Okafor lab in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to join us in tackling a host of exciting projects. We are interested in deciphering structural mechanisms of events in protein regulation, determining how these mechanisms evolved, and how they are altered in disease states. Our lab will provide an exciting, collaborative environment where a Postdoc will be able to thrive, contribute to establishing new directions for our group, and receive support and mentoring for success in their desired future career. Salary will be commensurate with the career stage. Desired qualities in ideal candidate: possess a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, chemistry or related fields, have prior experience in the following laboratory approaches: cloning, tissue culture, protein over-expression and purification, possess motivation to learn additional biochemical and molecular biological techniques as necessary, have a record of scientific productivity, with evidence of leadership on a project during their PhD (or previous position), be willing to work both independently and as part of a team, will contribute to junior mentorship in our lab. Candidates with experience in structural biology are highly encouraged to apply. Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter containing a description of their research interests and future goals, a CV, with information for at least 3 references, a summary (< 1pg) of their previous research, highlighting an instance when they took leadership of a project and outcomes. 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