Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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College of Agricultural Sciences


The Renner lab at The Pennsylvania State University is hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of evolutionary genomics. This particular position is focused on resolving taxonomic relationships, elucidating the genomic architecture underlying biochemical diversity, and identifying adaptations for arthropod prey digestion using phyla/comparative genomics among the carnivorous plants within Caryophyllales. Specific projects will be developed in conjunction with the incumbent`s skill set and research interests. The candidate must have broad knowledge of systematics, molecular evolution, and molecular biology. Candidates that have experience with phylogenomics and functional/comparative genomics will be highly considered. Experience with the generation, handling, and downstream analyses of next-generation sequencing data is also highly desirable, as is familiarity with computer programming/scripting in Python, Perl, Java, C++, R or other language. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Plant Ecological Genetics, Plant Systematics, Plant Biology, Molecular Evolution or related field. Excellent oral and written communication is essential, as the candidate will be responsible for writing publications, contributing to proposals, and presenting research at local, national, and international scientific conferences. Additionally, the candidate will train and mentor graduate students, undergraduate students, and work with a diverse team of researchers. This is a fixed-term position for one year from date of hire, with an excellent possibility of extension for an additional year. Please upload CV, at least two reference letters, and a 2-3 page written description of previous research experience or statement of research. For more information, please contact Tanya Renner, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University,

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