Postdoctoral Scholar in Developmental Psychology

University Park Campus
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The laboratory of Jenae Neiderhiser (Gene-Environment Interplay Lab) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The key aim of our research is to understand the how genes and environments work together to influence the development of children from early childhood to adolescence. There is also a specific focus on prenatal environmental influences, pubertal hormones, and rearing environmental influences on the development of substance use and early substance use indicators. Our team takes an interdisciplinary approach integrating across developmental psychology, family process, biological and hormonal mechanisms, and behavioral genetics. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in developmental or family psychology or a related field, a background that includes significant statistical analytic experience, a record of publications, and an interest in understanding how genes and environments work together to influence child behavior. We are looking for a postdoc interested in conducting research in gene-environment interplay with a particular focus on the role of pubertal development and hormones on early substance use indicators in adolescents. Applicants can read more about our ongoing research at The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension. Salary and benefits follow NSF/NIH guidelines. Applicants should submit an application online, and should include as attachments a CV, several reprints, and a 1-2 page statement of research interests. This statement should describe the candidate`s goals for research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience. Applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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