Postdoctoral Scholar (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences


Postdoctoral position to coordinate and conduct research and extension activities in a multidisciplinary project on approaches to reducing tillage in an organic, cover crop-based feed grain production system in the Mid-Atlantic region. Duties of the postdoctoral scholar will include: assist in making key decisions regarding research farm operations and scientific field sampling on research plots; laboratory analysis of field-collected samples; computer data entry and analysis; manage and mentor undergraduate and graduate assistants; coordinate project management among project participants and farm managers; lead and contribute to technical writing of reports, extension materials, and peer-reviewed publications; and participate in planning and conduct of project-related extension and outreach activities for diverse stakeholders. This position requires a recent PhD in Agronomy, Agroecology, Weed Science, Entomology, or related field that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience with organic production of agronomic crops and graduate student mentoring is desirable. For more information about the position please contact Dr. Barbercheck or Dr. Bill Curran,, Dr. Armen Kemanian, Dept. of Plant Sciences at, or Dr. Jason Kaye at, Environmental Sciences and Management. Screening of applicants will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable applicant has been identified.

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