Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


The laboratory of Dr. Raj Kothapalli in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a new position at the level of Assistant Research Professor. The candidate will work at the cutting-edge of MEMS, ultrasound sensors, wearable devices and photoacoustic imaging. Duties of the position include fabrication of novel ultrasound transducers and their application to high-throughput ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for pre-clinical as well as clinical applications. Experience in MEMS fabrication, acoustics and imaging is preferred. Candidates holding a Ph.D. and relevant Postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. Additional responsibilities for the position include training and mentoring future scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level in the art of developing novel ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging systems, preparing manuscripts for publication, and contributing to the NIH/NSF/DOD and other grant-writing experience. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a fixed-term position funded for six-months, renewal possible depending on availability of funds. For additional information contact Raj Kothapalli, Ph.D., Director, BioPhotonics and Ultrasound Imaging Lab, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering (

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