Postdoctoral Scholar (DTRA - TA6)

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Information Sciences and Technology


The College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University are currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholarship position in the Life Sciences. The job location is in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Scholars Program was designed to utilize mission-critical expertise possessed by highly qualified subject matter experts in DTRA’s mission to combat and respond to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation and use. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong research background in one or more of the biologically-oriented physical sciences such as biochemistry, biophysics, molecular genetics, analytical chemistry, or environmental sciences. An interdisciplinary background is preferred, with primary or secondary training in radiochemistry or nuclear engineering. The postdoc will serve as a subject matter expert for DTRA and will assist researchers seeking to expand DTRA’s understanding of the means by which the Life Sciences may be applied to solving the most daunting challenges associated with acquisition, proliferation, and use of WMD. Biochemical and biological materials and systems are uniquely suited to address shortfalls in extant c-WMD capabilities and may provide solutions to previously intractable problems. The successful applicant must be a US citizen capable of obtaining a security clearance, and be willing to re-locate to the Washington DC metropolitan area. The appointment will be for a one-year period with a possibility of renewal. Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2015 and will 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 $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088