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 Health and Human Development
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center


The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist Drs. Mogle and Hill on a NIA-funded grant examining the precursors to modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The current project leverages large daily diary datasets on aging to conduct analyses linking subjective and objective cognition. Scholars with interdisciplinary interests and training in aging and cognition, developmental trajectories in cognition, or daily cognitive assessment in older adults are invited to apply. Primary responsibilities of the position include: data management; data analysis (including multilevel modeling) and interpretation; developing and assisting in manuscript preparation; preparing and delivering scientific presentations for regional, national, and international conferences; and working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with project management, coordinating communications across the research team regarding project-related tasks, maintaining internal analytic procedures and quality control, and preparing team, University, and funding agency project reports. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop a complementary research program building on the ongoing project. Qualifications: Strong candidates will have a PhD in psychology, nursing, cognitive aging, or a related field with an area of expertise within aging science that matches or complements the proposed project. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as contribute to a lab ( consisting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as other postdoctoral researchers and faculty. They will have proficiency in multilevel modeling (preferably in SPSS, SAS, Mplus), scientific writing, manuscript development, and related skills (e.g., scientific presentations). Other requirements include excellent communication, writing, time management, and organizational skills. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing including peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must apply electronically by completing an online application and uploading the following: a cover letter describing specific interest in the position and fit with the project; a curriculum vitae, selected articles as a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term 48 week appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal.

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