Assistant Professor

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine


The Department of Pharmacology at Penn State University College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Synthetic Biology and Biological Systems Engineering. The successfully candidate will establish a research program pursuing the engineering of novel biological systems at the cellular, tissue, and/or physiological levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent degree, those with interdisciplinary backgrounds in physics, bioengineering, and computer science are strongly encouraged to apply. Our faculty members have active collaborations with scientists at the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University located in University Park (State College, PA) that are facilitated by daily shuttles between Hershey and University Park. Hershey, PA has a college town atmosphere with superb public schools, a vigorous cultural and entertainment environment, and a variety of housing choices within minutes of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The town is only minutes from the state capital in Harrisburg and there is easy access by driving or public transportation to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York. To apply, please submit the following documents: (1) cover sheet, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact Professor Nikolay Dokholyan (, Chair of the Search Committee.

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