Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Physiology


The Aird Lab at Penn State College of Medicine is looking to expand our research team. Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow positions are immediately available for highly motivated and productive applicants in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Aird. Projects will focus on the lab’s central theme of metabolism and senescence in cancer. In addition, a specific opportunity for a fellow interested in collaboration across labs is available, with training in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and isotopic tracing analysis working with Dr. Nathaniel Snyder at Drexel University. Projects include: Follow-up on our recent discovery on regulation of nucleotide metabolism by the ATR-mTORC1 axis ( Investigation of peroxisomal and lysosomal metabolism in ovarian cancer progression. More information can be found on our website: The Aird lab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage women and candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Recent recipients of PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree or close to obtaining a doctoral degree. A strong publication history is essential. Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques. In addition, candidates should have outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and excellent written and oral skills. Prior experience in mouse models, especially cancer-related, is preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter stating reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals, a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three 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