Postdoctoral Scholar

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
Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology


The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to work in the Field Crop Epidemiology program. This position is focused on modeling the impact of field crop diseases on productivity and disease management decision-making in corn, soybean, and wheat. Examples of possible projects include the modeling of the long-term impact of soybean losses at the national, regional and local level, as well as models focused on disease management decision-making for corn producers, especially in relation to the economic value of using foliar fungicides. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in plant disease ecology and epidemiology, statistics, and mathematical modeling. Proficiency with SAS or R, as well as other programming languages, is desirable. Applicants should have a recent PhD in Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or closely related field, with experience in plant disease ecology and computational epidemiology. A strong interest in inter-disciplinary research with the ability to conduct research independently, as well as work in a collaborative and collegial environment is important. Initial funding is available for one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. To apply please submit a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals, as well as a CV and contact information for three references. Please also indicate if you will be at the APS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX in August.

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