Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Physics - Center for Nanoscale Science


The Center for Nanoscale Science is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a team that is developing, presenting, reporting, and evaluating a broad program of education and outreach including nanoscience content for K-12 students, professional development opportunities for teachers, demonstrations for nationally distributed science museum shows, summer science camps, summer research experiences, recruitment and retention activities that emphasize community building, accessibility, and inclusion, and programs targeted at increasing the diversity of Center participants. Ensuring the active engagement of Center researchers is a core responsibility of this position. Additional career development opportunities include interdisciplinary materials research with Center faculty, team teaching, grant proposal writing, and continued publication of scientific and/or science education research. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in science or science education, possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and have a strong interest in STEM education. The successful candidate will combine personal initiative and nascent leadership ability with an ability to take direction from others and work as an integrated team. Previous science outreach program development, leadership, evaluation, and/or diversity recruitment and retention experience is desired. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter and CV. Please arrange for three reference letters to be emailed to Denise Patton, Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Those received before November 1, 2017 will be assured of full consideration, but the applicant review will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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