Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College Of Science


A Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky ( in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Lab goals are to understand the processes that generate and maintain genetic diversity within species. Specifically, the lab studies mechanisms of local adaptation to environment, ecological and evolutionary response to environmental change, invasion, and species interactions. Our approach is integrative and involves patterns and processes at molecular and ecological levels. The primary study organisms are plants; currently including cheatgrass, Arabidopsis, sorghum, Striga, and forest trees. A full list of lab publications is here Penn State University has research strengths in genomics (, plant biology (, infectious disease dynamics (, and ecology ( across departments and colleges. The position requires a PhD and is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. Applications must be submitted electronically. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. The start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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