Postdoctoral Scholar

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


The laboratory of Stephen Benkovic in the Department of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill two post-doctoral scholar research positions. These positions require extensive experience in metabolic enzymology with particular emphasis in intracellular fluorescence microscopy and protein-protein interaction reporter assays to define the operation of metabolons in cells. With our discovery of the purinosome, a metabolon that is constituted from the nine enzymes in the de novo purine biosynthetic pathway that behaves like a liquid droplet, we now ask questions as to how and when the metabolon reversibly assembles, its composition, and its spatial orientation within the cell. The applicant should have recently received, or be scheduled to receive, a Ph.D. by the time employment starts. The individual should be highly motivated and is expected to lead their own individual projects as well as contribute to collaborative research efforts. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, brief statement (1-2 pages) of research interests, and contact information of three references. All materials must be submitted electronically for consideration. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applicants 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