Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science


A Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Professor Miriam Freedman to study the influence of surfaces on promoting heterogeneous ice nucleation and changes to phase transitions in aerosol particles as a function of particle size. This position interfaces with topics in physical, atmospheric, analytical, surface, and materials chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry with focus on atmospheric, physical, analytical, surface, or materials research is required - completed before the start date. Expertise in microscopy (optical or electron) is desirable, as is experience maintaining and building chemical instrumentation. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and will show promise as a group leader. Interested and qualified applicants must submit an application electronically by November 15, 2019 to include a brief cover letter describing your research background and reason for interest in this position; a CV which includes a list of publications. Following a screening of these initial application materials, appropriate candidates will be contacted by email and asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Preferred start date for this position is Spring 2020, dependent upon the successful candidate’s availability. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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