Computational Scientist 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochem/Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:


The Galaxy Project at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a highly experienced software developer, system engineer, and an expert in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in successfully guiding completion for open source academic projects from project inception to paper publication; have a proven track record of managing large, open source projects and communities; and have a proven track record of presentations, posters, or papers resulting from open source work. The candidate must also be able to effectively communicate and create organizational structures to guide design and development of such teams; be able to organize and effectively prioritize requirements in such environments and work collaboratively to build a project roadmap; demonstrate verifiable, strong development skills in Python, JavaScript, PostgreSQL; and have a proven track record of presentations, posters, or papers resulting from open source work. The successful candidate must have experience developing and/or deploying complex multi-container architectures and verifiable experience with container orchestration technologies. Typically requires a Ph.D. degree in a field of study with focus on computational research methods plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year with excellent possibility of re-funding. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications 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