Postdoctoral Researcher

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics


A post-doctoral position is available in Professor Ibrahim Ozbolat’s laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. We are seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral researcher in the field of cartilage tissue engineering and bioprinting. The motivated individual will work interdisciplinary studies to regenerate zonally-stratified articular cartilage using bioprinting. The candidate should have a strong background in a range of molecular biology techniques, cell culture and isolation, hydrogels, protein analysis (immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, microscopy imaging, Western blot). Specific skills in bioprinting and cartilage biology will be advantageous. You will join a multidisciplinary research laboratory at the Millennium Science Complex, which is part of Huck Institute of Life Sciences. There are excellent opportunities to interact and collaborate with other researchers in the institute as well as other established PIs at Penn State University who specialize in biomaterials, tissue engineering and stem cells. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical engineering, molecular/cellular biology, orthopedics, chemistry or closely-related field. Some experience in cartilage tissue engineering research would be an advantage. The candidate must be able to work as part of team and have excellent communication skills. The appointment is for a period of 1 year, with an excellent possibility of extending it for one more year.

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