PostDoc Scholar in Bone Biomechanics and Skeletal Variation

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts


The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University ( is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join a collaborative research project investigating the functional and evolutionary significance of postcranial skeletal variation in humans and nonhuman primates. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience with microCT imaging, processing, and analysis together with one or more of the following approaches: methods used to quantify trabecular and cortical bone structure, geometric morphometrics, finite element modeling. Experience with software packages such as Avizo, ImageJ, and R preferred but not required. Coding experience is a plus. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2019 but is negotiable. The position will last one year with an opportunity of renewal for a second year. Qualified candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Please direct questions regarding this Postdoctoral opportunity to Tim Ryan ( To apply for this position, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) your CV, 3) the names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference, and 4) up to three of your publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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