Assistant, Associate or Professor - Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania
January 26 2018
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Assistant, Associate or Professor - Cellular and Molecular Physiology


The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine invites applications from outstanding Ph.D. and/or M.D. scientists for a Tenured or Tenure-Track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.


The Department has considerable research strengths in basic and translational approaches toward cellular and molecular physiology. The current search is directed toward applicants whose research focuses on structural biology. In particular, we seek individuals with special interests in the structure, assembly and function of membrane proteins, including channels, transporters, receptors, and the proteins ancillary to their operation. The successful applicant will have strengths in cryo-EM technol¬ogy as well as considerable expertise in protein isolation and purification. The College of Medicine is building new facilities for cryo-EM work including installation of an FEI Titan Krios G3i Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscope system equipped with a Volta phase plate, Gatan BioQuantum energy filter and K3 direct detector. This system complements a second, similarly equipped Krios TEM system recently installed at the University Park campus and demonstrates the commitment at Penn State to develop cutting edge facilities for structural analysis. We are seeking an early-stage or established investigator with a strong record of research accomplishment. The selected candidate will likely have strong interactions with other investigators in the Department whose research areas include molecular mechanisms in cell signaling, structure and function of channels/transporters and diseases related to their function, regulation of metabolism, redox signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction, and changes in contractile and structural proteins in disease states. The selected individual will complement broader departmental research interests in cardiovascular, pulmonary and musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, metabolic disorders, cancer and aging.


The Department enjoys strong interactions with the Heart and Vascular Institute, the Cancer Institute, the Institute for Personalized Medicine, and the NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Institute within the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Applicants with established funded research programs or who have recently obtained funding to transition into independent research, are preferred. Promising early stage investigators with strong records of research accomplishment who have yet to receive funding will also be considered. Competitive start-up packages, recently renovated laboratory space, and strong core facilities, together provide an outstanding research environment. The Medical Center is a strong community of health professionals, situated in delightful Hershey PA, with great schools, excellent housing and close to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research plans within a single pdf document to: Questions may be directed to mailto:C& Further information about the Department and the successful and appealing Hershey research environment is provided at the Department website:


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