Postdoctoral Scholar - Nutritional Sciences

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Nutritional Sciences


A Postdoctoral position is available to investigate lipid metabolism in cells and in vivo, focused on lipid mediators as signaling molecules and on the dynamic transport of lipid molecules in cells and in vivo in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate will have a PhD in biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, or a related discipline, and experience in laboratory research, including expertise with UPLC analysis, mass spectrometry, cell culture, growth assays, and protein/proteomic analysis. Expertise with image analysis software and statistical packages is preferred. The candidate must have a record of making research presentations at professional conferences and of publishing in the international scientific literature. The successful candidate is expected to have a demonstrated interest in lipid metabolism, including the metabolism of fatty acids and lipid mediators, and a willingness to work with small animals. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Screening for the position will begin immediately until a successful candidate is identified. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for a second year contingent upon continued funding being available for the position. For more information on Nutritional Sciences, please visit:

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