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:
Eberly College of Science
Biochem/Molecular Biology


A non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor position is available in Dr. Emily Weinert’s research lab within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. The Weinert lab conducts research into the mechanisms of bacterial environmental sensing and signaling using techniques from chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Responsibilities will include day-to-day coordination of a team of research scientists that includes postdocs, graduate students, technicians, and undergraduates; providing intellectual leadership in experimental design, execution, and interpretation of results; writing publications and assisting with research grants. This person will also assist with assuring scientific rigor, consistency, and record keeping within the lab, and is expected to participate in all aspects of the lab including research and education. Candidates must understand biochemistry, chemical synthesis, and microbiology at an advanced level, have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) and training in at least two of the scientific areas. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applications must be submitted electronically. Qualified candidates should submit: a cover letter describing interest, a CV outlining background and experience, and the contact information for three references. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent opportunity 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