Postdoctoral Scholar in Water, Health, and Human Biology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health


The Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University ( is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join the Rosinger Lab investigating human variation in water needs, water insecurity, and the effects of water and dietary intake and hydration on risk of disease and malnutrition. Candidates for this position should have experience with fieldwork and quantitative data analysis, along with expertise in the field of human biology/biological anthropology, medical anthropology, nutrition, or epidemiology. Experience with statistical analysis of complex datasets is a plus. The postdoctoral scholar will spend some time in the field in Bolivia and/or Kenya. Experience with water quality analysis is not necessary but viewed positively. The anticipated start date for the position is as early as during Fall 2017, and as late as June 2018. The initial contract will be for one year, with expectation of renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Please direct questions regarding this postdoctoral opportunity to Asher Rosinger ( To apply for this position, submit a 2 page cover letter that explicitly discusses research experience and future goals, your CV, the names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference, and up to three of your publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will 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