Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

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


The Control and Analysis of Stochastic System (CASS, lab in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, invites applications for an appointment as a Post-Doctoral Scholar. The successful applicant will work in the general area of space situational awareness and will be required to have a good background in astrodynamics, optimal control, and estimation. A Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or a related field is required with a strong research background in analytical and computational methods for astrodynamics. The Post-doc candidate will be using closed form satellite theory in conjunction with sparse collocation methods to develop semi-analytical algorithms for space situational awareness. The successful applicant is expected to work independently on projects identified by Prof. Puneet Singla, guide graduate students in their research, assist with preparation of research proposals, and document research results in refereed journal publications. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for subsequent years depending on performance. Candidates for consideration must submit an electronic application, cover letter of interest, CV, and at least 2 professional references to include emails and phone numbers. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted 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