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
Food Science Department


A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Dudley, Department of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. The candidate will generate genome sequences of food and environmental bacteria as part of the FDA `s GenomeTrakr program. Other requirements include curating and uploading data to the FDA, and participation in monthly phone calls and face-to-face project reports. Opportunities exist for this individual to develop independent projects in collaboration with the FDA, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other GenomeTrak participants in the areas of bacterial genomics as it relates to public health. 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. A degree in microbiology, food science (microbiology emphasis), public health, or related area highly preferred. This position is available immediately, with salary based on the National Institutes of Health’s guidelines for postdoctoral fellows. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. For questions about this position please contact Dr. Edward Dudley at

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