Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Center for Healthy Aging


The Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor position to work on research investigating the joint influence of inflammation and endocrine function on cognitive health and risk for mild cognitive impairment. This position is designed to extend the current portfolio of the Center for Healthy Aging to facilitate research that uses interdisciplinary and developmental approach to better understand how social, psychological and biological processes interact to confer either risk or resilience for the aging individual, and promotes emotional, physical, and cognitive health in adulthood. Responsibilities will generally include managing contributing to NIH-funded research studies; data analyses; preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations; contributing to grant preparation; and participation in interdisciplinary research groups. The position will afford opportunities to publish, access to exceptional resources to facilitate development of independent research, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will have a background in social, behavioral and health science with an emphasis on endocrine function, inflammation, and aging. Familiarity with ongoing longitudinal studies of aging administered through the Center is highly desirable. This position requires a Ph.D. degree in the social, behavioral or health sciences, plus at least two years of post-doctoral research experience working with longitudinal data collected in older adults. The strongest candidates will have a track record of experience with study design, data collection, successfully publishing in high impact journals and obtaining external funding. The Center seeks candidates who are self-motivated, responsible, team-oriented, and creative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. To be considered, candidates must apply online, and upload a letter of application describing interests, qualifications and relevant experience, a current curriculum vita, and complete contact information for three professional references (the letters of reference will be requested only if needed). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is scheduled to begin immediately. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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