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 Earth and Mineral Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to begin on or after January 2, 2020. The position will involve being responsible for supporting the ongoing research projects in the department. A successful candidate should have a strong background in biosensing and biochemical sensor systems design with demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish and organize research projects. The candidate is expected to contribute in the ongoing projects on wearable and implantable biosensors. The experience in designing and evaluating sensors for increased sensitivity and specificity is required. The candidate should have experience in developing microsensors, packaging and integration with data transmission systems. A strong experience in using cleanroom tools and sensor characterization methods is required to design optimized and efficient biosensors. The position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Shashank Priya, and there will be opportunities to collaborate and interact with a broad group of faculty and students. It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for one year. To apply, applicants should upload the following: a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a copy of their CV, list of publications, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

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