Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
04/09/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
86948
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department:
Psychology

Description

The laboratory of Jenae Neiderhiser (Gene-Environment Interplay Lab) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position. The key aim of our research is to understand how genes and environments work together to influence the development of children from early childhood to adolescence. There is also a specific focus on how the prenatal environment and other early life environmental exposures may influence the healthy development of children into adolescence. Our team takes an interdisciplinary approach integrating across developmental psychology, family process, biological and hormonal mechanisms, and behavioral genetics. The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in developmental or family psychology or a related field, a background that includes significant statistical analytic experience, a record of publications, and an interest in understanding how genes and environments work together to influence child behavior. Ph.D. in a relevant field of study, is required at the time of appointment. We are looking for a Postdoc interested in conducting research in gene-environment interplay with a particular focus on environmental influences on early health outcomes in children. The role would be equally split between serving as the PSU Project Coordinator on the Early Growth and Development Study (https://www.egdstudy.org/): Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/environmental-influences-child-health-outcomes-echo-program) study and in pursuing your own research using the data available here. Applicants can read more about our ongoing research at http://www.geinterplay.la.psu.edu/. The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension. Salary and benefits follow NSF/NIH guidelines. Applicants should submit an application online, and should include as attachments a CV, several reprints, and a 1-2 page statement of research interests. This statement should describe the candidate`s goals for research and training during a Postdoctoral position, including previous experience. Applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to jenaemn@psu.edu. 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