Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Penn State College of Medicine
C & M Physiology


The laboratory of Dr. David Waning in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania has a postdoctoral scholar position available immediately. The laboratory focuses on mechanistic understanding of musculoskeletal changes that occur in cancer and cancer therapy. Available projects include characterization of changes in skeletal muscle mass and function in cancer cachexia, and characterization of metabolic changes in cachexia and in response to chemotherapy. This is an opportunity to master a wide variety of research objectives while establishing an academic career for future faculty appointment. The candidate should have a background and or career interest in muscle physiology, or musculoskeletal changes in disease and aging. 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, and various imaging techniques, etc. Specific experience with muscle and bone tissue is highly encouraged. Solid publication history is required. 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. For more information on the Waning lab please visit This is a fixed-term appointment funded one year from date of hire. Please submit a cover letter and a CV including list of publications with your application.

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