Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Energy and Mineral Engineering


The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State invites applications for one immediate postdoctoral scholar to conduct autonomous research with our FCMG Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions: Dr. Russell T. Johns. The applicant will be expected to work on projects that involve analytic, computational, or experimental studies in flow in porous media and hydrocarbon fluid behavior. Particular emphasis will be on development of new compositional simulation code. Applications will include enhanced oil recovery (ASP and solvent flooding) and development of a new way of performing compositional simulation that avoids use of current relative permeability and capillary pressure models. Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and oral communication skills, excellent computer skills, and substantial exposure to programming languages (C++, FORTRAN, others). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or related field. Expertise in a petroleum engineering technical discipline, such as reservoir engineering, is required. Interested candidates should submit: application letter highlighting qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae including educational background, employment history, and a list of peer reviewed publications; research statement of your interests in the context of the desired qualifications; contact information of three referees.

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