Postdoctoral Scholar

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


The nutritional physiology laboratory of Dr. Kevin Harvatine in the Department of Animal Science is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. The position will be involved in experiments investigating the effect of diet on milk fat composition and profile. Projects may span from applied feeding experiments to basic regulation of mammary metabolism depending on the candidate’s background and interests. Experience in dairy nutrition or physiology is required. Experience with fatty acid metabolism and fatty acid analysis is preferred, but not required. Must be able to work independently and as a team. Written communication skills are important and must be able to effectively write scientific manuscripts. 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. Interested applicants should upload their CV, a list of references, a description of their Ph.D. thesis research, and a statement of research goals (1 page maximum). Contract Dr. Harvatine ( for further questions. Applications will be reviewed immediately and are accepted until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of their work forces.

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