Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute


Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on a field and modelling project investigating the use of seismic monitoring and time-lapse electrical resistivity in the critical zone observatory (czo) in central Pennsylvania. The optimal candidate will bring expertise in field measurements and modelling of seismic and ERT data; be interested in working in a cross-disciplinary team that includes expertise in soils, geochemistry, geophysics, and microbiology; have the ability to drive field vehicles to the CZO; and be a strong writer and independent thinker. The postdoc will be co-supervised by Professors Susan Brantley, Andrew Nyblade and John Regan. Candidates should include a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for three references with their applications. This position requires a Ph.D. in a related field or discipline. This position requires operation of university vehicles. A motor vehicle records check is required in addition to the standard background check. This appointment is for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-appointment for an additional year. 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/workplace.

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