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


The laboratory of Dr. Janine Kwapis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University, seeks to fill a Postdoctoral position to assist with a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded project. This research project focuses on examining epigenetic regulation of circadian gene function in long-term memory formation and updating. A Ph.D. at time of hire, in Neuroscience (or a related field) and experience with rodent behavior and molecular analysis of brain tissue (immunofluorescence, western blots, microscopy) is required. Experience with molecular biology techniques (cloning, RT-qPCR, cell culture), small rodent surgery, and/or genetic mouse colony maintenance is preferred. Successful applications will have a demonstrated history of productivity, demonstrated through publications, awards, and grants. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of refunding. Applicants should submit a cover letter briefly describing their research experience and how these experiences relate to the position, a CV, and contact information for three references. For further information, please email Dr. Kwapis at or visit Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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