Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to begin on or after October 1, 2019. The position will involve being responsible for supporting the ongoing research projects in the department. A successful candidate should have a strong background in energy harvesting and electromechanical systems design with demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish, and organize research projects. The candidate is expected to contribute in the ongoing projects on magnetoelectric and piezoelectric energy harvesting. The experience in designing and evaluating harvesters for increased power and efficiency is required. The candidate should have experience in developing linear and non-linear vibration and magnetic field energy harvesters. A strong experience in using finite element analysis, and Multiphysics simulations to design optimized and efficient energy harvesters is expected. The position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Shashank Priya and Dr. R. Sri Ramdas, and there will be opportunities to collaborate and interact with a broad group of faculty and students. It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for one year. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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