Postdoctoral Researcher

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science


Can distributed consensus problems be accelerated with a quantum coprocessor? Can a cryptocurrency be based on shared quantum state instead of proof-of-work? How can we trust quantum computing in the cloud? Explore these and related questions in an AFOSR-sponsored postdoc in the Mathematics Department at Penn State. New or recent Ph.D.s are sought with exceptional research potential, and in some positions with teaching required (for these you should have a commitment to excellence in teaching). These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically for one year (48 weeks). A Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or physics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application electronically and must submit an application through ( with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: at least 3 reference letters (one letter must address in details the candidate`s abilities as a teacher), Curriculum Vitae, Publication list, Cover letter which should reference this position for full consideration, and Research Statement. Further information can be received from Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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