Postdoctoral Scholar - Nutritional Sciences

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College Of Health and Human Development
Nutritional Sciences


The Laboratory of Dr. Alison Gernand in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with a new study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project is focused on the development and testing of a new placental tool for use in both research and clinical care. This is a collaboration with Dr. James Wang in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to interact with trainees in the Wang research group, as well as placenta experts at other institutions. Primary responsibilities of the position include: Data management; data analysis and interpretation; and manuscript writing. There will also be opportunities for grant writing, mentorship (graduate/undergraduate students), and teaching, depending on the interests and skills of the postdoctoral scholar. Strong quantitative skills (i.e. biostatistics/epidemiologic methods) and experience in maternal and child health are required. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. There is a preference for applicants with experience and training in the following: Global health; public health; pregnancy; and the placenta. Specific background in nutrition and fluency in Stata is highly preferred, but not required. Applicant must have a PhD or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term 48 week appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal.

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