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 Engineering
Architectural Engineering


The Resilience and Intelligent Networked Systems (RAINS) laboratory at the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) at The Pennsylvania State University has an opening for a postdoctoral research scholar. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management or a related field; extensive experience in at least two of the following areas: cyber-physical systems, smart cities 3D modeling, big data analytics, data mining and predictive analytics, flow-based visualization programming, and IoT applications for mechanical and digital machines; and strong written and communication skills, with an academic track record of publications. The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks and conduct research to achieve valuable results and author high-impact publications. The candidate is required to mentor students, fulfill project administration functions, and assist in proposal development. This position is programmed for a one-year duration but can be extended by mutual agreement. The ideal start date is October 1st, 2019. The successful candidate will work in the group of Dr. Somayeh Asadi at Penn State, in strong collaboration with other members of RAINS lab and other researchers in and outside of the department. Penn State’s College of Engineering strives to build a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty. We rely on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. We are inspiring change and impacting tomorrow. If you are interested in this postdoctoral position and meet the specified requirements, please provide a detailed CV, a personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests, and contact information for three referees in support of your application. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. Technical inquiries should be directed to Dr. Somayeh Asadi, Assistant Professor and the director of RAINS lab in the Department of Architectural Engineering, 213 Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-865-3013, email:

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