Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Cementitious Materials

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
CEE/Larson Transportation Institute


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) at the Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a Post-Doctoral scientist position focusing on cementitious materials. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field; extensive research experience in concrete materials; familiarity with specifications and standards related to concrete materials; strong track record in scientific contributions supported by peer-reviewed publications; and strong communication and interpersonal skills. 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. Research experience with asphalt materials and specifications desired but not required. Responsibilities for the position include executing Federal and State Department of Transportation sponsored research projects, supervision of graduate research assistants in these projects, leading the authorship of project reports and journal publications, and assisting in preparation of future research proposals. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references.

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