Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Behrend
School of Science


The School of Science at Penn State Behrend invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions to begin Fall 2020. Candidates will be part of the biology department and the new Center for Biomedical Research and Innovation, a clinical research collaboration with the Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie (MWRI-Erie). We seek faculty members in the life sciences with research interests in molecular approaches to human health and disease, as well as teaching interests in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have at least one year of post-doctoral research experience. Expectations: teach courses in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related areas; establish an active research program that involves students and is supported by external funding. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research with clinical investigators at MWRI-Erie in areas of mutual interest including, but not limited to, reproductive development, pregnancy and newborn medicine, infectious diseases, reproductive endocrinology, infertility and women’s cancers. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University with 4,700 students in four schools; science, engineering, business and humanities and social science. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. Available instrumentation includes confocal and environmental scanning electron microscopes, real-time PCR, LCMS, NMR, and GCMS plus access to The Pennsylvania State University’s extensive life sciences core facilities located at the University Park campus, as well as clinical facilities associated with the Magee-Women’s Research Institute Erie. Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. All applicants must apply online and submit five documents cover letter, curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, one page teaching philosophy and one to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at Review of applications will begin November 8th and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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