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/Forensics


The laboratory of Mitchell Holland in the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Forensic Science Program, Penn State University, has an opening for a Researcher. The Holland laboratory is a leading research group in the field of mtDNA genetics and the application of mtDNA testing methods for forensic applications and is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their team of scientists. The main responsibilities of the candidate are the following: collection of DNA samples under an IRB approved protocol, DNA extraction of collected samples, PCR amplification of DNA extracts, library preparation for massively parallel sequencing (MPS) on a MiSeq, analysis of MPS data, maintaining the laboratory, and training students. Ability to work independently and with others is essential. A Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, along with prior experience in a molecular biology laboratory, is required. Applicants with a Master`s degree are encouraged to apply and may qualify as an Assistant Research Professor. Applications must be submitted on-line and include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. This is a full time, fixed-term I position funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

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