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
Chemical Engineering


The laboratory of Professor Amir Sheikhi at the Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University has an immediate Post-Doctoral Research opening for exceptional, well-trained Ph.D. graduates in the field of micro- and nanoengineered hydrogels for tissue engineering and regeneration. The highly motivated post-doc researcher will focus on developing the next generation modular hydrogels for a variety of in vitro and in vivo applications. The applicants must have a profound background in at least 3 of the following skills: Microfluidics (device design, cleanroom procedures, microfabrication, and microcharacterization); Biomaterials (hydrogel design, synthesis, processing, and characterization); In vitro techniques (2D and 3D cell culture models, cytotoxicity assays, imaging, immunohistochemistry, immunoimaging, and protein and gene expression analyses); Bioprinting (microextrusion, inkjet, stereolithography, DMD, and other techniques); In vivo models (small/large animal disease models, in vivo imaging, and tissue evaluation). 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. Applicants who hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, biological engineering, chemistry, and other relevant fields are invited to apply for the position.

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