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 Chris Keating in the Department of Chemistry, at The Pennsylvania State University, seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position in the area of bioinspired soft materials chemistry. The successful applicant will join a research group specializing in colloid and interface science and be part of an interdisciplinary, multi-university team of investigators collaborating to produce and characterize protein-based synthetic cells via a bottom-up approach. The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field of science or engineering (e.g., chemistry, materials science, bioengineering). Candidates should have demonstrated research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications, and experience with optical microscopy and aqueous macromolecular solutions including liquid-liquid phase coexistence. Additional expertise in related topics such as emulsion science, amphiphile self-assembly, soft matter characterization, and/or reactions in complex media is beneficial. Interested and qualified applicants must submit an application electronically that includes a cover letter describing your background, research interests and prior training and a CV which includes a list of publications. 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 a 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