Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine


A postdoctoral position is available in the Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Lab of Dr. Wei Li in the Department of Pediatrics. We are interested in studying intercellular interactions during tissue homeostasis and determining how de-regulated interactions among cells promote cell transformation and tumor progression. The goal of our research is to find molecular targets and biomarkers for cancer therapy. We integrate molecular, cellular, and biochemical approaches in combination with mouse tumorigenesis models. Currently, one of our major focuses is elucidating the regulation and function of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway in brain tumors. In addition, we are using in vitro and in vivo models to dissect biological interactions between heterogeneous malignant cells and to study functional consequences of intra-tumor heterogeneity. For Dr. Wei Li’s profile, please refer to: We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with strong interests in the molecular basis of cancer. The candidate should have strong research experience in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. A background in mouse models of cancer, especially brain tumors, or neural development, is preferred. Successful applicants should have a recent PhD or MD degree and are expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. Please upload at this site and send your CV, statement of research interest, expected availability date along with contact information for three references (including previous advisers) to the e-mail address: This is a fixed term appointment funded one year from date of hire.

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