Postdoctoral Scholar in Network Neuroscience

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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General and Academic Officers - College of the Liberal Arts


We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of human functional brain imaging and network modeling for a 1-2 year position funded by the Pennsylvania Department for Health and the National Institutes for Health. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment with Dr. Frank Hillary in the Department of Psychology with collaborative opportunities to work with Drs. Michael Hallquist in Psychology, Dr. Peter Molenaar in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Dr. Reka Albert in Physics. The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate ongoing research examining neural plasticity after severe traumatic brain injury in humans. There is also keen interest for this position to support the development of novel methods for understanding plasticity from a systems neuroscience perspective. This includes prospective data collection as well as analysis of existing data sets. Current lab goals aim to focus on issues regarding: signal processing (i.e., non-stationarity in time series data); large scale connectivity analysis (e.g., graph theory); machine learning; and novel brain parcellation methods for isolating brain regions of interest. A doctorate (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) degree that is conferred (or anticipated in the calendar year) is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a background in computational modeling (broadly defined) is required and programming experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin in May for a tentative Summer 2018 start date. Interested candidates must submit an online application, and are also requested to send a curriculum vita, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to

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