Assistant Research Professor in Computation Materials

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Materials Research Institute


Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Professor position in the field of material simulations in the Materials Computation Center within the Materials Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. We are looking for talented, ambitious, and hard-working candidates. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Materials, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or related fields and significant prior post-doctoral experience with a relevant publication record in the field of computational materials. Strong prior experience in atomistic-scale and/or Machine Learning simulation methods and their application to materials science is required, experience with industrial applications of these methods is a major asset. Other required skills include: excellent communication, an ability to work both independently and in a team environment, and proficiency with Fortran, C, C++, JAVA, Python or other relevant coding methodologies. This position will be available beginning January 1, 2020. Due to a large number of applications expected, only the most qualified applicants for these positions will be considered and contacted. This is a fixed-term position funded for 1 year with excellent possibilities of being refunded.

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