Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Ecosystem Science and Management


The laboratory of Dr. Laura Leites in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate adaptation to climate of northeastern forest tree species. The research project involves understanding and modeling adaptation to climate in ecologically and economically important northeastern forest tree species with emphasis in modeling populations’ growth responses to climate. In addition, the project seeks to delineate seed collection zones for the species of interest using multiple methodological approaches and data sources. Qualifications: candidates must have a PhD in Forest Ecology, Forest Science or related field. Emphasis in ecological genetics or quantitative forest ecology is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a solid publication record, demonstrated analytical and statistical modeling skills, as well as strong R programing and GIS skills. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. Applications should include: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a personal statement of background, interests, and skills relevant to the position. Review of applications 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