Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


The newly formed Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS) at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar. The laboratory focuses currently on mechanisms of neuro muscular atrophy and peripheral neural trauma. Studies include in vivo and in vitro experiments in rodents. The candidate should have a background and or career interest in muscle physiology, neuro or orthopaedic trauma. Studies require small animal surgery and various standard biological analyses. Candidates for this position should have an advanced degree (either MD or PhD) in applied physiology, biochemistry, biology, engineering or related fields with experience in performing and analyzing histological samples, RT-PCR, western blot, HPLC etc. Specific experience with muscle, nerve, and bone tissue is highly encouraged. Solid post-doctoral experience in these methods and our areas of interest along with a documented publication history are required, experience with functional testing of muscle force and nerve conduction velocity with small animals is a plus. Engineering applicants should hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering type. Training in biological techniques is available for outstanding candidates. Applicants with PhDs in the biological sciences should carry the capacity for quantitative analyses should the need arise. Candidates should be independently motivated, creative, have a desire to learn/develop new techniques and approaches. The best candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

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