Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Health and Human Development


The Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar with interest in psychology, physical activity, health disparities, and cancer prevention and control. The fellow will join a research team with active NIH- and NSF-funded projects developing mobile technology to promote physical activity for cancer prevention and evaluating the use of evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity for cancer survivorship, with a focus on rural populations. The research conducted includes community- and population-based studies, with extensive cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Biospecimen and qualitative data are also available for subsets of these studies. The scholar will gain experience, knowledge and skills in developing and implementing physical activity interventions and will have opportunities to lead and/or co-author publications. S/he will perform population health research activities, including developing and implementing research protocols, designing and conducting studies, performing advanced data analyses, preparing manuscripts and grant proposals, and presenting results at scientific meetings. Opportunities to develop ancillary studies within larger ongoing studies are available. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in kinesiology or exercise science, psychology, public health, behavioral science, population health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field. Strong analytic skills and a proven record of scholarly achievement are essential. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. To apply and be considered for the position, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and three professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. David E. Conroy ( and Dr. Scherezade K. Mama (

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