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
Gittlen Laboratories for Cancer Research


The research laboratory of Amanda Nelson, PhD in the Department of Dermatology and The Jake Gittlen Laboratories for Cancer Research is seeking a highly motivated, energetic postdoctoral research fellow to join our research team. This candidate will join a highly collaborative environment with outstanding opportunities for collaborations with our team of dermatologists and clinical, basic, and translational researchers. The interests of the lab include understanding the skin-specific and immune mechanisms underlying inflammatory skin diseases that are associated sebaceous glands and hair follicles, such as acne vulgaris and hidradenitis suppurativa. Another focus of the laboratory is understanding the relationship between the skin microbiota and skin disease. Our translational studies use cell culture, mouse models, and samples from human patients and employ next-gen sequencing technologies to understand the mechanisms underlying skin pathogenesis. The successful candidate will have a PhD in the life sciences and have expertise in molecular and cell biology and experience working with mouse models, primary cell culture, microscopy, and flow cytometry. Experience in skin biology is a plus. Experience and expertise with statistics and bioinformatics is highly preferred. Work independently and as a team member on a variety of projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Eligibility to apply and successfully compete for funding (Foundation, NIH NRSA) is desirable. When applying, please send a letter of interest, CV and the names/addresses of 3 references.

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