Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation


A postdoctoral scholar position is immediately available in the lab of Dr. Reyad Elbarbary at the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Elbarbary’s lab combines basic RNA biology and translational musculoskeletal research (relevant publications include Elbarbary et al. Science 2017, Elbarbary et al. Genes Dev 2017, Elbarbary et al. Genes Dev 2013, Le Bleu et al. Anal Biochem 2017). The lab’s primary focus is to identify the molecular basis of obesity/type 2 diabetes-associated bone diseases and to establish the varied and critical roles of non-coding RNA in bone homeostasis. Research in Dr. Elbarbary’s lab utilizes cell culture, mouse models, and human clinical samples. The lab employs a wide array of experimental approaches that include real-time PCR, RNA-seq, miR-seq, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, CLIP, RIP, mass spectrometry, DEXA scan, micro-CT, osteomorphometry, and nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery. We are seeking a creative, career-driven candidate to join our group. Candidates must hold a PhD. A Strong publication record and significant experimental training in RNA biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or cell biology are required. Experience in bone biology or mouse models is a plus. Dr. Elbarbary’s lab is a part of the newly established Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS) in PSCOM. The successful candidate will benefit from the collaborative scientific environment in CORTS as well as the technical expertise of its members. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a brief personal statement, and the contacts 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