Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

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


The Food Science Department at The Pennsylvania State University has a Postdoctoral Scholar position conducting research on structure-function properties of milk proteins. The main focus of this position will be to conduct research towards the understanding of the native structure-function properties of casein proteins as well as the physicochemical factors leading to novel functionality in food and pharmaceutical applications. We are interested in the fundamental understanding of casein micelles throughout mammals and the novel technological applications of poorly characterized milk components. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering, Food Science, or related fields completed by start date. Desired qualifications include electron microscopy, rheology, and chromatography. The successful applicant will have access to modern research laboratories as well as pilot plants for small scale production of various products in the Food Science Building, the Huck Institute of Life Sciences, and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Applicants should have a strong publication record, exhibit creativity in their work, and enjoy collaborative interactions. The position will be available for one year with renewal based performance and availability of funding. Interested applicants should upload a CV, names of three professional references, and a cover letter describing research interests and career goals. For information about this position please contact Dr. Federico Harte ( Review of applications will begin immediately and 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