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 Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science


The laboratory of Dr. Francisco Diaz in the Department of Animal Science at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral position in the area of ovarian biology and contraceptive development funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for validating novel cellular targets important for maturation and subsequent fertilization of the cumulus-oocyte complex using mouse models. The ideal candidate would have a background in reproductive or cell biology and experience using CRISPR-Cas9, viral or liposome mediated methods for gene ablation/knock-down. Experience with oocyte microinjection, in vitro fertilization or using mouse models in disease research is a plus. To apply, please submit a CV/Resume, statement of research accomplishments, and contact information for up to three references. The position is available initially for one-year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Prospects for further funding are excellent. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. Inquiries can be made to Dr. Diaz at Candidates will be considered 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