Postdoctoral Scholar

University Park Campus
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An NIH funded position for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Bernhard Luscher, Professor, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. The aim of this project is to elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying Major Depressive Disorder and antidepressant drug action, using genetically engineered mouse models. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, with published evidence of expertise in slice electrophysiology and other relevant techniques (molecular biology, biochemistry, histochemistry, microscopy, behavioral analyses). The position is funded initially for two years and may be extended further, depending on progress. A complete application will include a cover letter briefly describing your experience and how it relates to this position, CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information please contact Dr. Luscher at or 814-865-5549. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088