Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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College of Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center


Postdoctoral research position available in the Child Brain Development Laboratory, directed by Dr. Lisa Gatzke-Kopp. This position is funded by the National Institutes of Health ECHO initiative (­ child-health-outcomes-echo-program), as part of a multisite collaboration between Penn State and the University of North Carolina. We are seeking someone with experience in the collection and analysis of EEG/ERP data to contribute to this study of approximately 1,000 adolescents who have been prospectively followed since the time of their birth [Family Life Project ( The initial position is guaranteed for 2 years, with the opportunity for renewal for up to an additional 2 years. Given the breadth of data available in this sample, abundant opportunities exist for the qualified candidate to pursue first-authored publications in a variety of possible research domains including mental health, physical health, and cognitive development. Candidates will have opportunities to capitalize on training resources available in quantitative methods (e.g.,, participate in grant development, and lead manuscripts. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of professional goals, and the names and contact information for 3 academic references. Review of applications will commence immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Contact Lisa Gatzke­ Kopp ( if you have any questions.

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