Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College Of Earth And Mineral Sciences
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Department of Geography, and Department of Geosciences


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, at The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in adapting deep learning methods for use in the earth sciences. This position will provide the successful candidate with experience conducting cross-cutting research working under the supervision of three faculty members Dr. Guido Cervone from the Dept. of Geography, Dr. Christelle Wauthier from the Dept. of Geosciences, and Dr. Melissa Gervais from the Dept. of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. They will conduct collaborative research that will advance the use of deep learning within the earth sciences through its application to several scientific questions that require the identification of patterns of spatio-temporal variability. The successful candidate will have access to significant computing resources and be involved in the high performance computing activities of the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State. Applicants must hold a Ph.D in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Geoscience, Atmospheric Science, Geography or other related field with a strong Computational Science component. Experience with advanced programing, deep learning, or machine learning methods, an interest in conducting cross-cutting research, and a willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team is highly desired. This position will be funded for 18-months from the date of hire, with a strong possibility of refunding. Applicants must upload a letter of research interest, a CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For any questions please contact Melissa Gervais at, Guido Cervone at, or Christelle Wauthier at The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department, and the University.

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