Postdoctoral Scholar, Research

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science


A qualified and highly motivated individual is sought to fill a Postdoctoral Scholar, Research position to conduct studies of spermatogenesis and sperm function using cattle and mouse as models. The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the role of the PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma) gene family during spermatogenesis and in male fertility. The projects will involve generation and characterization of a conditional Prame/Pramel1 knockout (KO) allele using the Cre-LoxP system, and a direct Pramel1 KO line using CRISPR/Cas9, as well as perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle for studying the function of PRAMEY. This individual will be expected to demonstrate the capacity for critical scientific thinking and creativity, design and conduct experiments, perform sample and data analysis, assist with student training, and prepare manuscripts for publication. The appointment is funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of reappointment depending on performance and funding availability. The Center for Reproductive Biology and Health (CRBH) provides a rich environment in which faculty, research associates and graduate/undergraduate students regularly interact and conduct collaborative studies. As a Center supported by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, CRBH faculty and students have access to the Institutes` state-of-the-art core facilities. Qualifications for this position include an earned Ph.D. in Animal Science, Biology, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or a related discipline. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field 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. For additional information contact: Dr. Wansheng Liu, Professor, Department of Animal Science, 335 ASI Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Office: (814) 867-1673; Email:; Web:

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