Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering


The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment invite applications for one (1) immediate postdoctoral to become the “superuser” of a collection of previously-made reduced order models for risk assessment. The applicant will work closely with Dr. Eugene Morgan and colleagues at the National Risk Assessment Partnership to learn these tools, and then will be expected to apply these tools to current and past projects, primarily related to carbon storage. As some consulting is required of the applicant, he/she must be able to travel domestically and have good people skills. Strong computer coding skills are desirable, as well as an understanding of engineered geologic systems, porous and fracture media, near-surface groundwater hydrology, and/or induced seismicity. Preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating strong written and oral communication skills. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in engineering, geosciences, or a related field. 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; contact information of three references.

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