Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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Penn State College of Medicine
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


The Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS) in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation along with the Heart and Vascular Institute is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar. The laboratory focuses currently on mechanisms of peripheral nerve trauma, neuromuscular atrophy, and muscle function. Studies include in vivo and in vitro experiments in rodents. The candidate should have a background and or career interest in nerve and muscle regeneration. Studies require small animal surgery and various standard biological analyses. Candidates for this position should have an advanced degree (either MD or Ph.D.) in applied physiology, biochemistry, biology, engineering or related fields with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Experience with functional testing of nerve regeneration and nerve conduction velocity with small animals is a plus. In addition to contributing to ongoing research projects, training in animal surgery techniques is available for outstanding candidates. Candidates should be independently motivated, creative, have a desire to learn new techniques and approaches. This position is open to recent graduates only (within two years of advanced degree). Interested individuals should upload a letter of application, current curriculum vitae or resume with career goals, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications 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