Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

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


The Advanced Structures Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus invites applications for an appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar. The successful applicant will perform research in the interdisciplinary areas of flexible electronics and space systems in the Advanced Structures Laboratory. A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or other relevant fields is required. The successful applicant must have extensive experimental experience in at least one of the following areas: space systems, aerospace electronics, flexible electronics, printed electronics, micro/nano-fabrication, and MEMS. The successful applicant is expected to work independently on projects identified by Prof. Xin Ning, assist with preparation of research proposals, and document research results in refereed journal publications. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for subsequent years depending on performance and funding. Candidates for consideration must upload a cover letter of interest, CV, and two professional references to include emails and phone numbers. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. More information about the Advanced Structures Laboratory can be found in the lab website:

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