Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine


A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology. This position is in the lab of Dr. Chandrika Gowda, who is the PI of one of the seven well-funded investigator of four Diamond Pediatric cancer institute at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. The lab focuses in study of genes regulating oncogenic signaling pathways in high risk leukemia (AML, high risk B-ALL), leukemogenesis and hematopoiesis. Research involves identification, validation of therapeutic targets as well as preclinical development of novel drug therapies for treatment of various childhood cancer like neuroblastoma and high risk leukemia (AML). Candidates must have expertise in tissue culture, mouse work, whole animal surgical skills, protein biochemistry, and immunofluorescence. Applicants should have a PhD in cell or molecular biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or a related field; good publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals, experiences in cell culture, molecular biology techniques, analysis of gene expression data. Experience in animal handling mice, and treating mice with commonly-used drug administration approaches is favorable and be highly self-motivated with strong interest in learning new knowledge and technique. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to details, be capable of conceptualizing, designing experiments and conducting studies independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team and have the capability to write manuscripts and grants for quality publications. Interested candidates can upload here as well as email CV to

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