Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Penn State College of Medicine
Neural and Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Yongsoo Kim’s laboratory at Penn State University College of Medicine, Neural and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in his lab. The Kim lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoc who has extensive research experience in rodent behavioral tests and small animal surgeries including stereotaxic injection. The position requires previous experience/knowledge to design and build complex behavioral tests with quantitative analysis. Extensive computer skills including MATLAB, LabVIEW, and/or python coding are highly desirable. Well-qualified candidates with other skill are also welcome to apply. We are looking for a candidate with an open mind who is willing to embrace new approaches for important questions in neuroscience. Kim lab utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to understand neural circuit regulation of the social behavior and its alteration in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders. Unique strength of our approach includes whole mouse brain activity and anatomical mapping at cellular resolution using serial two-photon tomography. More details of the lab including publications can be found in the lab web site ( We aim to build a strong research team with complimentary expertise. Furthermore, we have several on-going collaborations with laboratories across the world that bring different expertise, which provide ample opportunities to work with leading experts in different field of neuroscience. Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, PA that is a relatively small town with affordable living expense with easy access to neighboring major cities (e.g., Philadelphia). Eligible candidates should submit a CV including 3 professional references, a brief statement of research and career plan, publication listing, interests and skills to the job posting. Preferred qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience or related discipline. Funding for this position is available for at least one year with a good possibility of re-funding.

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