Postdoctoral Researcher

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences


A postdoctoral position is available in the López-Uribe lab at Penn State to work on population genetics of managed and wild pollinators, and their pathogens. The lab focuses on using evolutionary approaches to contextualize bee population declines into a predictive framework, particularly as it relates to how environmental change influences (1) population demography and (2) host-pathogen interactions. We want to understand how evolutionary history and life-history traits influence bee health and population stability in human-dominated landscapes. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, entomology, or related field of study. Candidates are encouraged to apply if they are interested in developing new directions for any of the lines of research mentioned above. Expertise in population genetics, transcript expression data and in analysis of microbiome datasets is desirable. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. It is expected that the appointee will be involved in grant writing, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and outreach/extension activities. This is a benefited, full-time postdoctoral researcher position. Initial appointment is for one year, reappointment beyond the first year (up to one additional year) is contingent upon job performance. Interested applicants should upload (1) a brief statement (~1 page) describing previous research experience and their interests in working in the lab, (2) CV including contact information for at least three references willing to provide letters of recommendation, and (3) a representative paper or manuscript. Send questions regarding the position to Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled, but applications received by the deadline will be given priority consideration. Penn State University is home to a vibrant research community, with strengths in applied ecology, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions, and evolutionary biology. Opportunities exist both to learn a range of cutting edge experimental and analytical laboratory methods, and to develop field-oriented projects. We are home to the Center for Pollinator Research with more than 25 faculty (and their associated students) working on research, education, outreach and extension related to pollinator biology, health, evolution, ecology, and thus it is an excellent environment for generating new research ideas and collaborations.

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