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 Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Penn State University has a Postdoc position opening starting in spring of 2020.This position is funded through a Department of Energy project on understanding the water and biogeochemistry dynamics at the watershed scale. The project will involve the use of spatially explicit, process-based hydrobiogeochemical modeling at multiple watersheds under different climate, geology, and land cover condition. Multiple watersheds from DoE SFA sites, NSF Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs), Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) research network will be selected for this project. The candidate will work within a multi-university team comprised of faculty and graduate students from Penn State University and Oregon State University. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hydrology, environmental engineering, biogeochemistry, or related fields with strong background and experience in modeling. To be considered for this position, please submit a copy of CV, a cover letter and the contact information of three referees. 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. Review of applications will begin in December 2019, and will 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