Postdoctoral Scholar in Population Genomics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences


A postdoctoral position is available in the López-Uribe lab at The Pennsylvania State University to work on population genomics and demographic modeling of insect populations (crop pollinators and pests). We are currently working on a project that aims to disentangle the role of demographic and adaptive process in the patterns of distribution of genetic diversity and differentiation of populations. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, entomology, or related field of study and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. Candidates are encouraged to apply if they are interested in developing new directions within the lines of research mentioned above. The successful applicant will coordinate bioinformatic analyses, laboratory work and field work. Expertise in genome assembly, landscape genetics, and familiarity with insect biology are desirable skills. In addition, excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is a strong publication record. It is expected that the appointee will be involved in grant writing, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and outreach/extension activities. Penn State is home to a vibrant research community, with strengths in applied ecology, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions, and evolutionary biology. Opportunities exist both to learn a range of cutting edge experimental and analytical laboratory methods, and to develop field-oriented projects. We are home to the Center for Pollinator Research with more than 25 faculty (and their associated students) working on research, education, outreach and extension related to pollinator biology, health, evolution, ecology, and thus it is an excellent environment for generating new research ideas and collaborations. Interested applicants should submit: a brief statement (approximately 1 page) describing previous research experience and their interests in working in the lab; a CV including contact information for at least three references willing to provide letters of recommendation; and a representative paper or manuscript. The successful candidate will be offered a benefits package. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin June 10, 2019, and continue until the position is filled, but applications received by the deadline will be given priority consideration. Please send any questions regarding the position to (Subject line: “Postdoc position”).

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