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
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


Dr. Troy Sutton`s Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar. The candidate will conduct research on airborne transmission of influenza viruses and develop influenza vaccines in animal models. The candidate will be responsible for writing proposals and publications, and training students and technical staff. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. and must have experience in some of the following techniques: molecular virology, molecular biology, virus and cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein techniques and work with BSL2 pathogens. Experience working with animal models of infectious disease is valued but is not required. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both oral and written) skills. The candidate will perform research under both biosafety level 2 and 3 enhanced conditions and will be required to pass an FBI background check. This position is located at the Penn State campus in University Park, PA, and is a fixed-term position for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. The candidate must be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of a Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. To apply, please submit a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals, as well as a CV and contact information for three references.

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