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Job # Title   Deadline
42215 [015-167] Post Doctoral Scholars   05/10/2014
42216 [015-168] Post Doctoral Scholars   05/10/2014
40357 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program   05/07/2014
42275 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program   05/15/2014
42276 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program   05/15/2014
42277 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program   05/15/2014
42593 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program   06/05/2014
42274 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Progrm   05/15/2014
42865 Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher   12/31/2099
42662 New Student Orientation (NSO) Check-In Crew   05/06/2014
42613 Post-doctoral position in Atmospheric Aerosol Science   12/31/2099
42451 Postdoc Position in Neural Engineering of Postmalarial Epilepsy   05/31/2014
42484 Postdoc Scholar   12/31/2099
42405 Postdoc Scholar in Engineering Ethics   12/31/2099
41806 Postdoc Scholar, The Center for Language Science (CLS)   08/01/2014
38830 Postdoctoral Fellow   05/07/2014
42896 Postdoctoral Fellow   12/31/2099
41684 Postdoctoral Position   04/30/2014
42578 Postdoctoral Position in experimental condensed matter Physics   07/31/2014
42008 Postdoctoral Positions   06/30/2014
42588 Postdoctoral Positions in Physics   09/30/2014
42388 Postdoctoral Research Associate   04/25/2014
42725 Postdoctoral Research Associate   05/02/2014
42691 Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistics   12/31/2099
42722 Postdoctoral Scholar   05/16/2014
42686 Postdoctoral Scholar   12/31/2099
42424 Postdoctoral Scholar   08/31/2014
42650 Postdoctoral Scholar   12/31/2099
41848 Postdoctoral Scholar   04/30/2014
41758 Postdoctoral Scholar   04/30/2014
41790 Postdoctoral Scholar   04/30/2014
41793 Postdoctoral Scholar   07/31/2014
42877 Postdoctoral Scholar   12/31/2099
41911 Postdoctoral Scholar - Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos   04/30/2014
41511 Postdoctoral Scholar – Viral genomics and neuronal infection   07/31/2014
42442 Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience   09/30/2014
42398 Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Parasitology   12/31/2014
41823 Postdoctoral Scholar, International Human Resource Management Project   04/30/2014
42821 Postdoctoral Scholars   12/31/2014
42023 Postdoctural Fellowship in Applied Gerontology   06/30/2014
41309 Wage Undergrad   05/07/2014
41310 Wage Undergrad   05/07/2014
[015-167] Post Doctoral Scholars
Deadline:  05/10/2014   
Work Unit: College of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering
Job Number: 42215

Postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Electrical Engineering Department and Materials Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. Successful applicants will conduct research on projects funded by industry and government under the supervision of Prof. T. S. Mayer. Candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: nanofabrication, directed self-assembly, electronic and sensor device integration, multiphysics simulation, electrical characterization, materials characterization, device analysis. A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, materials science, physics or a closely related area is required. Successful applicants must have the ability to work independently, supervise the research of graduate and undergraduate students, and interface with research sponsors. Successful applicants are expected to document the research results in refereed journal publications and present the results at reviews, seminars and conferences. Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply for a position, you must have a Friends of Penn State Digital Identity (unless you already have a Penn State access account). Please visit the FPS web site at https://fps.psu.edu to obtain your Digital Identity. After you have obtained a Friends of Penn State Digital Identity you may apply for this position by clicking on the indicated link below. You will need to enable popups for this site. If you use Internet Explorer, you should also add this to your trusted sites. In IE version 9, add this site to your compatibility view as well. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Julie Corl at jkc2@psu.edu or (814) 865-2366. To apply for this position click the following link: https://www.engr.psu.edu/facultyrecruitment/facSearchCollege/. Please be reminded that you must follow the steps above to obtain a Digital Identity first. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
[015-168] Post Doctoral Scholars
Deadline:  05/10/2014   
Work Unit: College of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering
Job Number: 42216

Postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Electrical Engineering Department and Materials Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. Successful applicants will conduct research on projects funded by industry and government under the supervision of Prof. T. S. Mayer. Candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: optical materials, subwavelength nanostructures, macro and micro-optical components and coatings, nanofabrication, optical/electron interactions with materials, spectroscopic ellipsometry, optical and electromagnetic modeling, materials characterization. A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, materials science, physics or a closely related area is required. Successful applicants must have the ability to work independently, supervise the research of graduate and undergraduate students, and interface with research sponsors. Successful applicants are expected to document the research results in refereed journal publications and present the results at reviews, seminars and conferences. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply for a position, you must have a Friends of Penn State Digital Identity (unless you already have a Penn State access account). Please visit the FPS web site at https://fps.psu.edu to obtain your Digital Identity. After you have obtained a Friends of Penn State Digital Identity you may apply for this position by clicking on the indicated link below. You will need to enable popups for this site. If you use Internet Explorer, you should also add this to your trusted sites. In IE version 9, add this site to your compatibility view as well. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Julie Corl at jkc2@psu.edu or (814) 865-2366. To apply for this position click the following link: https://www.engr.psu.edu/facultyrecruitment/facSearchCollege/. Please be reminded that you must follow the steps above to obtain a Digital Identity first. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Advanced Technology Office/Special Projects Division
Job Number: 40357

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods.

Job Description: Large displacement unmanned undersea vehicles (LDUUV) are being considered for use as a test bed in the development, testing, and evaluation of various sensor payloads. These payloads include: Electro-optic; RF; infrared; radar; and advanced autonomy engines. For UUVs to be effective as a standard payload test bed, a standardized state of the art command and control (C2) suite, for local as well as remote operation, is required. The anticipated suite will include a chat application, joystick control, and graphical displays operating on tablet computers and touch screens. Embedded software developed for this task must be platform independent and operable while interconnected using a virtual private network (VPN). The successful candidate will be familiarized with the existing system architecture, processes, procedures and equipment, while investigating the requirements, standards, processes and best practices required to utilize modern handheld and tactile devices for local and remote command and control (operation) of LDUUVs.

Job Qualifications: Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Computer Science, EE, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology, with an interest in embedded systems. Students completing their sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 may apply. The program requires students to work 40-hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and 20 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Students will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation. Apply online at: www.arl.psu.edu. Include Job #162 in your application. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Information Science and Technology
Job Number: 42275

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. The successful candidate will be a talented and motivated undergraduate student who can support cutting edge research in areas such as distributed computing, sensor networks, robotic sensing and perception, wireless sensor networks, FPGA based design, computer and network security, intelligent control of dynamic systems, data fusion, embedded systems, and sensors and robotics. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; or Mathematical/Physical Sciences. Experience in the following is preferred: Programming; C++, JAVA, NS2; discrete event simulation tools; MATLAB; and Lunix/Windows operating systems. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Apply online at www.arl.psu.edu. Please include ARL Job #170 in your application. For questions on this position, please contact: Dr. Shashi Phoha, (814) 863-8005, sxp26@arl.psu.edu.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Technology Concepts and Modeling
Job Number: 42276

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. The successful student will work on an experimental project in powder fluidization and heterogeneous combustion. Aluminum combustion systems are very attractive candidate energy sources for undersea and space power applications. Detailed information on fundamental relationships is required to build a combustor design tool. Data will be acquired in a small-scale, atmospheric pressure combustor operated at various conditions of injection velocity and stoichiometry and with various internal features for mixing control and flame stabilization. Simple models of heat transfer and flame dynamics will be developed and used to interpret observations. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; or Chemical Engineering. A student who is able to contribute to apparatus design, model formulation, and measurement interpretation is desired. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Apply online at www.arl.psu.edu. Please include ARL Job #171 in your application. For questions on this position, please contact: Dr. Thomas Cawley, (814) 863-7736, txc5@arl.psu.edu.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Nuclear and Space Power
Job Number: 42277

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. The successful student will enhance and extend the Division’s capability in the analytical modeling of thermal/fluid systems. The U. S. Navy is rebuilding their software tools and processes used for early stage ship design. Software currently used by the Division for the analytical modeling of thermal/fluid systems in projects lab-wide can be incorporated into the on-going Navy ship design rebuilding process. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; or Chemical Engineering. The successful student will be asked to become acquainted with the Navy software tools and design process and learn to use the Division’s current software tool for thermal/fluid modeling. The successful student will be required to understand the evolving Navy software and process, as well as understand the ability to extend the Division’s thermal/fluid analysis tool to work with future Navy early ship design software and processes. Some limited travel for training may be required. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Apply online at www.arl.psu.edu. Please include ARL Job #172 in your application. For questions on this position, please contact: Joseph E. Fredley, (814) 863-6328, jef17@arl.psu.edu.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline:  06/05/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Embedded Systems and Technologies
Job Number: 42593

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. The successful student will perform research in one of several areas related to high performance embedded computing technologies at the Applied Research Lab (ARL). This will include developing and benchmarking new image processing algorithms on a Graphics Processor Unit (GPU), evaluating novel GPU libraries and packages, and benchmarking a new open source Middleware architecture for private cloud processing. This program has potential for full-time employment at ARL. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. Some Linux experience is required. Experience in C++ or Java is preferred. Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Computer Engineering; Computer Science; or Electrical Engineering. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Progrm
Deadline:  05/15/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Embedded Hardware and Software Systems Applications
Job Number: 42274

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. Title: Development and Validation of Test Standards for Robotic Systems - Develop standardized test methods for unmanned systems to quantify performance of individual robots and compare capabilities across different robotic systems or robot system configurations. The successful student will work with robotic systems to decompose high-level tasks and performance requirements into a series of repeatable, quantifiable tests, operate and test robots, develop new robot control strategies, and develop software to collect and process data collected from the systems. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester. Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science & Engineering. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Apply online at www.arl.psu.edu. Please include ARL Job #169 in your application. For questions on this position, please contact: Dr. Karl M. Reichard, Embedded Hardware and Software Systems and Applications Department, (814) 863-7681, kmr5@arl.psu.edu.

 
Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Cyber Innovation Division
Job Number: 42865

Under the guidance of an ARL faculty member, students in the program will perform a comprehensive research project and receive training in advanced research methods. This position will explore ways that malware (software with nefarious intentions) can be examined.

Duties include: Familiarization with the various categorizations of malware, identify how to construct a safe environment for studying malware, and work with ARL personnel to establish such an environment; study benign code at the source, assembly, and binary/execution levels and assess what existing tools are available for both assessing code and instrumenting a computer to monitor its behavior while the code is executing; explore automated means for stimulating applications to detect behaviors (e.g. fuzzer); and if appropriate tools do not exist, then the student will develop a tool for conducting specific software code analysis. Students will work up to 40 hours per week during the summers after their sophomore and junior years and up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years. Student will be required to formally present their research at the end of their final semester.

Job Requirements: Sophomore entering Junior year in the following majors: Electrical Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Engineering; or Information Science and Technology. Students completing their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 are encouraged to apply. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

 
New Student Orientation (NSO) Check-In Crew
Deadline:  05/06/2014   
Work Unit: Undergraduate Education
Department: Student Orientation and Transition Programs
Job Number: 42662

As a part of the New Student Orientation staff, the NSO Check-In Crew plays a key role in providing a quality transitional experience for all incoming first-year students. Under the supervision of the NSO coordinator and the guidance of an Orientation Associate, crew members will assist incoming Penn State students as well as their parents and family members in checking-in for their scheduled NSO. Additionally, crew members will be tasked with assisting the facilitation of academic consultations. Crew members must be able to be flexible while working in a demanding, fast-paced environment and are expected to actively engage with students and families while providing a welcoming environment to make each New Student Orientation program a success.

The NSO Check-In Crew will be tasked with the following responsibilities: Execute program check-in for over 500 participants daily, including students, parents, and families. Handle confidential student records with responsibility and care. Provide support to academic consultants and Orientation Associates. General NSO assistance as needed.

Interested applicants must be a current Penn State student (undergraduate or graduate) during Spring 2014 semester who plans to be enrolled in Fall 2014, and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. Check-in Crew members must be available for training May 18-20 and for all NSO programs (May 21-23, May 27-30, June 1-6, June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 14-18, July 20-23). Eight (8) Check-In Crew members will work at the HUB from 11:30am – 2:30pm, Sunday through Thursday, for a total of 15 hours per week; two (2) Check-In Crew members will work in Chambers Building from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday, for a total of 10 hours per week.

Members of the Check-In Crew are free to hold other jobs on- and/or off-campus, as well as to take summer courses, as long as they are able to fulfill their Check-In Crew obligations. If another job is held on-campus, total hours worked in one week may not exceed 40.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 6. Please submit a resume with your application.

Compensation is $8.50/hour. Check-In Crew attire, including NSO polo shirts and name tags. Opportunities to network with university staff. Improve leadership experience, communication and public speaking skills

 
Post-doctoral position in Atmospheric Aerosol Science
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Department: Meteorology
Job Number: 42613

A Post-doctoral position in Atmospheric Aerosol Science is available in the Penn State Department of Meteorology. The research involves modeling the formation and aging of secondary organic aerosol, comparing the model results to field and laboratory data, and performing uncertainty and sensitivity analysis on the results. This research builds on the work of Chen et al. (Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5017-5031, 2013) and is an opportunity to become an active participant in the aerosol science community.

The initial appointment is for one year with renewal for at least two more years contingent on the funding of the three-year grant. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter describing your research interests, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 
Postdoc Position in Neural Engineering of Postmalarial Epilepsy
Deadline:  05/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of Engineering
Department: Enginering Science and Mechanics, Center for Neural Engineering
Job Number: 42451

The Center for Neural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University has a postdoc position available for a project on A Murine Model for Preventing Postmalarial Epilepsy, funded by a Multidisciplinary Award from the foundation Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE). The position focuses on multi-channel EEG recording and analysis in a high-throughput setting for detection and classification of behavior and seizures. The preferred candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in Electrical, Computer, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline, and experience in electrophysiological signal processing, instrumentation and data analysis. Interested candidates should electronically submit a CV, brief description of research experience, and contact information for 3 references. Inquiries may be sent to Bruce Gluckman (BruceGluckman@psu.edu) or Steven Schiff (sschiff@psu.edu).

 
Postdoc Scholar
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Job Number: 42484

Applications are sought for a one-year post doctoral scholar position working under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Cook within the Department of Psychology at Penn State University. The position will involve preparing competitive grant submissions and manuscripts for submission, analyzing data, designing and implementing new studies to complement and expand existing research in the lab, and advising and coordinating ongoing projects.

The focus of the lab’s research is understanding and reducing the effects of social stigma and social identity threat in groups who differ by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and/or health status. Our research includes both correlational and experimental studies in the lab and field.

Start date is flexible. Extension of position for more than one year is possible pending the acquisition of additional grant funding.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in social psychology or a related field and are expected to have an established ability (or promise) to write successful grant applications and manuscripts. Desired qualifications include one or more of the following: strong quantitative abilities; research experience that includes a focus intergroup dynamics, particularly research understanding the effects of being a target of stigma; experience conducting research using hormonal, immune system, and/or cardiovascular indicators; and methodological experience that includes intensive longitudinal designs; programming experience. The successful applicant will be highly motivated and a “big thinker” while remaining extremely attentive to detail.

Candidates should upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their research experience and skills relevant to this position, and the names and contact information of three academic references. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jonathan Cook, email: jecook@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 
Postdoc Scholar in Engineering Ethics
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Rock Ethics Institute/College of the Liberal Arts
Job Number: 42405

The Rock Ethics Institute (http://rockethics.psu.edu) at Penn State has a threefold mission to promote ethics education, research, and outreach. In particular, we aim a) to integrate ethics education across the Penn State curriculum and to provide informal ethics education to our community in order to underscore and strengthen a culture of integrity and responsibility at Penn State, and b) to serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research in the field of ethics that is both collaborative and policy-relevant. We pursue our educational aim by working with faculty across the university to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to integrate ethics into their undergraduate classes. We have also launched a program to prepare STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to become leaders and educators in the field of research ethics.

The postdoctoral scholarship is a twelve-month appointment beginning August 2014. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and may be continued for a second year contingent upon the needs of the Institute. The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 per year, depending on experience. We are interested in hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in engineering ethics to assist with an initiative between the Rock Ethics Institute and the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education (http://www.engr.psu.edu/leonhardcenter) to enhance the ethics education of upper division engineering undergraduates and of engineering graduate students. The scholar will develop ethics educational learning units for engineering graduate and undergraduate students as well as designing and delivering workshops to prepare engineering faculty members to use the learning units in their classes. Expertise with online curricular development is desirable.

The successful candidate will receive training and mentorship and will be expected to work on co-authored publications and engage in research that will contribute to their own research trajectory. Scholars may also receive experience working on grants. They will work closely with senior faculty related to their area of expertise and participate in multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences. Applicants must have completed the requirements for their Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree by the appointment date.

A complete application will include the following materials: (1)A cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications, including how their background qualifies them for one or more of the above listed areas of interest and how their experience is relevant to the position as described; (2) A current curriculum vitae; (3) A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;and (4) Three letters of recommendation. Please arrange for the letters to be sent confidentially to Deborah Trialonas at dlb49@psu.edu

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by April 15, 2014, but all applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Initial Skype interviews will be scheduled with candidates.

 
Postdoc Scholar, The Center for Language Science (CLS)
Deadline:  08/01/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Department of Psychology, Center for Language Science
Job Number: 41806

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University (http://cls.psu.edu/) invites applications for an anticipated postdoctoral position. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The program provides training in research on bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner sites in the UK (Bangor, Wales), Germany (Mannheim), Spain (Granada and Tarragona), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), Sweden (Lund), and China (Hong Kong and Beijing) and in conjunction with our two domestic partner sites at Haskins Labs and the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University. The successful postdoctoral candidate will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative research within the Center`s international network.

We welcome applications from candidates with preparation in any of the disciplines that contribute to our program. The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, and language contact, among other topics. Applicants with interests in these topics and with an interest in extending their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience are particularly welcome to apply. There is no expectation that applicants will have had prior experience in research on bilingualism but we expect candidates to make a commitment to gain expertise in research on bilingualism and also in using neuroscience methods, including both fMRI and ERPs. There is also a possibility of teaching one course during the academic year in the Program in Linguistics.

Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core training faculty: Psychology: Judith Kroll, Ping Li, Eleonora Rossi, Janet van Hell, and Dan Weiss; Spanish: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Matt Carlson, Giuli Dussias, John Lipski, Marianna Nadeu, and Karen Miller; Communication Sciences and Disorders: Carol Miller; German: Carrie Jackson, Mike Putnam, and Richard Page. Administrative questions can be directed to the Acting Director of the Center for Language Science, Giuli Dussias: pdussias@psu.edu. More information about the Center for Language Science (CLS), about the PIRE program, and faculty research programs can be found at http://cls.psu.edu or http://cls.psu.edu/PIRE.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year depending on the availability of funds. Salary follows NSF/NIH guidelines. The search is open to all eligible candidates regardless of citizenship. Applicants should send a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. This statement should indicate two or more core faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors and should describe the candidate`s goals for research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience and directions in which the candidate would like to develop his/her expertise in the language science of bilingualism. Candidates interested in gaining teaching experience should include information on teaching experience and preparation.

Application materials should be sent electronically to: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Sharon Elder at sle9@psu.edu. We will begin to review applications by March 15, 2014, and will consider applications until the position is filled. The appointment can begin as early as August 1, 2014 but no later than October 1, 2014. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Information Science and Technology
Job Number: 38830

The Information Science and Technology Division of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is inviting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow for the Information Science and Technology Division. Responsibilities include conducting cutting edge research in the areas of sensor fusion, intelligent control, networked systems, FPGA-based design, machine learning, and/or information assurance. The successful candidate will be encouraged to enhance their research credentials through publications, to guide graduate and undergraduate students, and to progress to research faculty positions in the Division by participating in collaborative grant proposal writing activities.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Mathematics. Candidates who are within three to six months of completing a doctoral degree or have completed their degree within the past five years are encouraged to apply. PhD level research is preferred. Experience in one or more of the following is required: Sensor networks; sensor fusion; intelligent control; distributed information systems; information assurance; cyber security; autonomous systems; dynamic control; embedded computer systems; and FPGA-based design. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY. This is a fixed-term renewable appointment.

Applicants electronically apply to Job #38830 at arl-jobs@psu.edu. PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, direct inquiries to arl-jobs@psu.edu or visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Job Number: 42896

The Pennsylvania State University`s Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to survey and identify high-risk pathogens threatening the Pennsylvania agriculture using both the molecular and conventional tools. Main responsibilities include:(a) identifying Phytophthora isolates/species via sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, (b) assisting researchers at PDA in conducting real-time PCR-based detection of P.ramorum in stream samples and plant materials from local surveys; and (c) developing molecular diagnostic tools for selected pathogens. The candidate will work at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) in Harrisburg, which is located about 1.5 hours away from the Penn State University Park campus.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the opportunity for renewal contingent on the availability of funding.

Applicants must have a PH.D. in Plant Pathology, Mycology or related discipline(s)completed by start date. Experience in phylogenetics and molecular diagnosis is highly desirable but not essential.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV and contact information for three references addressed to Dr. Seogchan Kang.

 
Postdoctoral Position
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 41684

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tim Miyashiro at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (sites.psu.edu/miyashirolab) to investigate the role of heterogeneity in bacterial gene expression during bacterial transmission within the squid-vibrio symbiosis. Work will involve microbial genetics, two-photon/confocal microscopy, and image analysis. Candidates must possess a strong publication record that demonstrates extensive experience with both bacteria and quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Candidates also possessing experience with mentoring undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. This position is funded for one year, but it may be extended by fellows applying for their own postdoctoral fellowship support. While working on this project, it is also expected that fellows will contribute to the routine maintenance of the squid facility.

To apply for this postdoctoral position and/or to seek additional information, contact Tim Miyashiro at tim14@psu.edu. Please include a C.V., statement of career goals, and contact information for at least three references.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Position in experimental condensed matter Physics
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42578

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a post doctoral position to research under the direction of Prof. Qi Li in the superconductivity and magnetic thin film and nanostructure group. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics and a history of Ph.D. level research experience in experimental condensed matter physics. Past experience with pulsed laser deposition, nanofabrication, and device testing are required. The successful candidate will be encouraged to enhance their research credentials through publications, and to guide graduate and undergraduate students. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Prof. Qi Li (qil1@psu.edu), indicating “PSU postdoc” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Postdoctoral Positions
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Department: Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Job Number: 42008

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Successful candidates will become part of an interdisciplinary research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) (http://scrimhub.org). Centered at Penn State and linking 18 universities and five research institutions in six nations, SCRiM addresses the question: What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate-risk management strategies? SCRiM catalyzes fundamental, mission-oriented, and transdisciplinary research to characterize climate risks and trade-offs associated with risk management instruments such as mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. The network provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development. SCRiM postdocs enjoy ample opportunities for transdisciplinary research collaboration as well as professional mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.

The two available positions are as follows:

Earth System Analysis to Inform Decisionmaking The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team that analyzes two main questions: (i) How can paleoclimatic and instrumental records improve our mechanistic understanding of the climate system and inform climate predictions? (ii) How can this scientific information be used to improve the design of climate-risk management strategies? The ideal candidate would have a strong background in a field such as Earth system science (e.g., atmospheric science, geosciences, oceanography), Bayesian statistics, or applied mathematics. The candidate will have considerable freedom to collaboratively design the research within the scope of the broad questions outlined above. Possible example projects include uncertainty analysis of climate projections, decision analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and risk analysis of proposed geoengineering strategies.

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analyses for Sustainable Climate Risk Management The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team that analyzes two central areas of concern: (i) the role of coupled ethical-epistemic issues in climate change science and (ii) how to improve decisionmaking under conditions of risk and uncertainty to ensure ethical adequacy. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in the ethical dimensions of scientific practice and an appreciation of the ethical issues raised by deep uncertainty. An understanding of climate change mitigation, adaptation, geoengineering strategies is desirable.

Interests in decisionmaking under uncertainty, integrated assessment, and in collaborations involving Earth scientists, statisticians, decision analysts, economists, and philosophers would be further advantages for applicants to both positions.

The positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. Initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with excellent possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. The salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and will comply with Penn State University guidelines. Successful completion of a background check is required prior to employment.

To apply to either position, please email a single PDF file (maximum 10 MB) containing a letter of interest, a CV, reprints of two manuscripts, and contact information for three references to Jaime Ross (jli1@psu.edu). For questions about the potential projects, please contact Klaus Keller (klaus@psu.edu) (position #1) or Nancy Tuana (ntuana@psu.edu) (position #2).

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Positions in Physics
Deadline:  09/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42588

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill three postdoctoral positions under the direction of Dr. Jie Shan and/or Dr. Kin Fai Mak. The postdocs will work on projects to understand the electronic and optical properties of various nanoscale materials and devices, particularly two-dimensional atomic crystals. They will be encouraged to enhance their research credentials through publications, and to guide graduate and undergraduate students. These are fixed-term appointments funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and a history of Ph.D. level research experience in experimental physics. Past experience in ultrafast optics, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, optical microscopy, optical and electrical characterization of nanoscale materials and devices, and nanofabrication is preferred. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to jie.shan@case.edu indicating “PSU postdoc” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Deadline:  04/25/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Ecosystem Science and Management
Job Number: 42388

The Ecosystem Sciences and Management and Plant Sciences Departments at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position assessing the agroecological benefits of cover cropping in the northeastern US. This position is part of a dynamic team of scientists assessing the ecosystem service benefits of cover cropping and the degree to which those benefits can be enhanced with multi-species mixtures. The position is particularly well suited for an individual with a strong ecology and agroecology background and experience working with plant polycultures. The individual in this position would deepen our team’s capacity in one or several of the following areas: community assembly dynamics in mixed plant communities, quantifying the weed suppressive effects of cover crop cocktails, plant-soil interactions and quantitative approaches to ecosystem service assessment which could include crop simulation modeling. In addition to the opportunity to pursue their own research nested in our large study, the individual will help lead the data synthesis from a large systems study. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Dave Mortensen and a broader team of agroecologists.

Required qualifications include: (1) Ph.D. at the time of application in Ecology, Plant Science, Agronomy, Soil Science or a closely related discipline, (2) excellent writing skills and documented ability to serve as lead author in publishing papers, (3) strong quantitative ecology skills.

Interested applicants should send (a) a letter outlining their interest in and fit for the position, their (b) CV, and (c) contact information for three references to Dr. Dave Mortensen at: dmortensen@psu.edu. More information about the lab can be found at: http://www.weedecologypsu.com/index.html

 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Deadline:  05/02/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Job Number: 42725

Principal investigators are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assist in the completion of a USDA-funded project to document apple and wine-grape pruning practices. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology. The candidate will have expertise in commodity chain analysis and apple and wine-grape pruning practices. The candidate will have expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Specific required research skills and experiences include intensive interviewing, conducting focus groups, survey design, and spatial analysis. The candidate will also need to be flexible enough to travel to conduct research in multiple locations around the United States.

This position includes a 12-month initial appointment with possible extension, depending on additional funding availability.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with conducting a literature review on pruning practices and commodity chain analysis.

Conduct in-depth interviews (individual and/or group) and participate in quantitative survey design and analysis.

Communicate with key stakeholders to disseminate results and make recommendations.

Participate in, and lead where appropriate, writing of reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Possibility for teaching in the undergraduate program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

PhD in a social science discipline (sociology/rural sociology, political science, economics, social psychology, geography, communication).

Excellent communication skills including spoken/written English.

Broad social science methodological competence, especially in the conduct and analysis of qualitative interviews, design and implementation of standardized surveys, quantitative analysis, and spatial analysis.

Demonstrated desire to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently while adhering to tight timelines.

Availability to travel to conduct interviews and focus groups.

Work under the supervision of a collaborative team of researchers from Penn State’s AESE Department.

 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistics
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Job Number: 42691

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in developmental psycholinguistics under the direction of Dr. Karen Miller to begin July 1, 2014, or shortly thereafter. Topics of study include acquisition of sociolinguistic variation and the impact of variation on acquisition of grammatical morphology, experimental studies with preschool and early elementary school aged children, and linguistic variation and language processing in children and adults. Candidates should have a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field by the time of appointment. Research experience with children and eye tracking methods is a plus, but not required.

The postdoctoral scholar would join the vibrant language research communities of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese (SIP) http://sip.la.psu.edu and of the interdisciplinary Center for Language Science (CLS) http://cls.psu.edu at Penn State University, and would be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the SIP and CLS.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of renewal for a second and third year, depending on the availability of funds. Salary follows NSF/NIH guidelines. The search is open to all eligible candidates regardless of citizenship. Please submit a cover letter, including a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and several reprints or preprints electronically. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Karen Miller at kxm80@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  05/16/2014   
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Job Number: 42722

The Pennsylvania State University`s Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to study viruses of endophytic fungi.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the opportunity for renewal contingent on the availability of funding.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Virology or related discipline(s) completed by start date. Applicants should have experience with mycoviruss, double-stranded RNA, cDNA synthesis and standard molecular biology techniques.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 42686

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one postdoctoral position under the direction of Dr. Jun Zhu. The postdoc will work on projects to understand the electronic properties of two-dimensional materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides and nanostructures made from these materials. The postdoc will be encouraged to enhance his/her research credentials through publications, and to guide graduate and undergraduate students. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and a history of Ph.D. level research experience in experimental condensed matter or materials physics. Past experience in working with cryogenic equipment, nanofabrication, transport characterization of nanoscale materials and devices, and scanned probe microscopy is preferred. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for two reference letters to be submitted to jxz26@psu.edu, indicating “PSU postdoc” in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  08/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Job Number: 42424

The laboratory of Chris Keating in the Chemistry department at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position interested in biomimetic mineralization studies in artificial cells. The work is motivated by a desire to understand physical mechanisms that may be important in biological mineralization and to adapt these mechanisms for controlling nonbiological mineralization.

The position requires a PhD in chemistry or a related field (materials science, soft matter physics, etc.). Experience in synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials (e.g., SEM, TEM, FE-SEM, XRD, AA) is strongly desired but not absolutely required. Interest or expertise in biomaterials, polyelectrolytes, multiphase solutions, artificial cells or droplet microfluidics would also be beneficial for this project.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position along with your CV that includes a list of publications. Also interested applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation submitted to Dr. Keating at cmd8@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biology
Job Number: 42650

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Monica Medina in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on speciation genomics in the Caribbean coral Orbicella faveolata complex. The work will involve handling large genome sequence data files from different locations to identify genomic regions associated to speciation under gene flow. Experience with next generation sequence data is expected. This position requires a PhD in Evolutionary Biology or a related field. The candidate should have knowledge of the Unix environment and be able to program in at least one language (Perl, Python). Scientific diving (American Association for Underwater Science certification) and boating (US Cost Guard certification) experience are required. Ability to travel to remote field locations for extended periods of time may be necessary. Additionally, experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics, and population genetics analysis is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter detailing research experience and interests, a CV, and contact information for three references.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Job Number: 41848

The laboratory of Scott Phillips in the Chemistry department at the Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position to develop new types of stimuli-responsive, depolymerizable polymers. The position will entail small molecule and polymer synthesis, physical organic studies, polymer characterization, and materials characterization.

The position requires a PhD in the area of stimuli-responsive polymers, with an emphasis on degradable polymers. Experience with degradable polyacetals is preferred, as is experience with preparing other classes of polymers. The ideal candidate will have experience in designing polymers with tunable rates of degradation. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.

Interested applicants should submit a CV that includes a list of publications and names of at least two references to chemjobs@psu.edu, noting in the subject line the job posting number. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Statustics
Job Number: 41758

The Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University at University Park has two postdoctoral research positions immediately available with Dr. Qunhua Li (http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/q/u/qul12/) and Dr. Yu Zhang (http://sites.stat.psu.edu/~yuzhang/). We are seeking highly motivated individuals to develop novel statistical and computational methods for analyzing large-scale omics data (genomics, metabolomics and proteomics) and genetic/epigenetic data from next-generation sequencing technologies. The postdoctoral fellows will develop novel methods in statistical modeling and inference, implement efficient computation tools, and carry out data analysis. Both positions provide full funding without any teaching requirements. We welcome candidates with either theoretical or applied background. One position will focus more on statistical modeling and the development of statistical methods motivated from biological questions. Prior knowledge in biology is not required for this position. The other position will involve more data analysis and computation, for which prior experience in quantitative data analyses for large-scale biological data is expected. The successful candidates will join a dynamic group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. Potential opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers at Penn State in centers such as the Center for Medical Genomics (http://www.huck.psu.edu/center/medical-genomics), the Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation (http://www.huck.psu.edu/center/eukaryotic-gene-regulation), the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis (http://www.cmtc.psu.edu/), and the Penn State Hershey Children`s Hospital (http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/pedshematology/home), as well as several NIH-funded consortia. Candidates should have PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related scientific field, as well as genuine interests in biomedical and biological research. Outstanding computing and communication skills are required. Please send CV, letter of intent, and contact details for at least three references to the attention of Q. Li and Y. Zhang, statjobs@psu.edu, Job # 028-136, code B. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Job Number: 41790

The laboratory of William Noid in the Chemistry department at the Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position to investigate and develop coarse-grained models for biophysical systems and, in particular, intrinsically disordered proteins. The position will entail the development of analytic theory, as well as computational methods. In particular, this work will likely be directed towards theoretical/computational analysis of quantitative biophysical data measured at Penn State by experimental collaborators.

The position requires a PhD in the area of statistical mechanics. The position also requires experience in both analytic and computational statistical mechanics for soft condensed phases. Prior experience with glassy energy landscapes, liquid state theory, and integral equation theory is highly desirable. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.

Interested applicants should submit a CV which includes a list of publications, a cover letter describing you research interests, and names of three references to chemjobs@psu.edu, noting in subject line job posting number. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Job Number: 41793

Postdoc and Research Associate Positions

Subject to funding, Postdoc and Research Associate Positions available.

Postdoc Positions

Successful candidates will be new or recent Ph.D.s with exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required a commitment to excellence in teaching. These non-tenure track appointments are typically for one year (48 weeks).

Research Associate Positions

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. and have exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required a commitment to excellence in teaching. These non-tenure track positions may for one semester, one year, or three year appointments (48-weeks per year). A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 1, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Submit the following application material online at www.mathjobs.org: •Application •Cover Letter •Curriculum Vitae •Teaching Statement •Research Statement •Publication List .3 Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers). One letter must address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher.

Persons who are unable to apply using the mathjobs.org website or who do not wish to do so may send application materials to the address below or further information, please contact: Department of Mathematics Penn State University 107 McAllister Building University Park, PA 16802 814-865-7527

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Deadline:  ** Until Filled **   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 42877

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tim Miyashiro at The Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (sites.psu.edu/miyashirolab) to investigate the role of heterogeneity in bacterial gene expression during bacterial transmission within the squid-vibrio symbiosis. Work will involve microbial genetics, two-photon/confocal microscopy, and image analysis. Candidates must possess a strong publication record that demonstrates extensive experience with both bacteria and quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Candidates also possessing experience with mentoring undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. This position is funded for one year, but it may be extended by fellows applying for their own postdoctoral fellowship support. While working on this project, it is also expected that fellows will contribute to the routine maintenance of the squid facility. Please apply online and include a cover letter, CV, statement of career goals, and contact information for at least three references.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar - Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Physics
Job Number: 41911

Penn State’s Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to contribute to the development of the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON). AMON is being constructed as a central hub for the real-time analysis of transient astrophysical events, searching for coincidences between two or more signals of high-energy gamma rays, neutrinos, cosmic rays, or gravitational waves. The individual will work closely with participating observatories and will play a leading role in the growing field of multimessenger astrophysics.

The candidate must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in gamma ray or particle astrophysics, gravitational wave detection, or transient astronomy. A strong background in computing is required, with a strong knowledge of Python especially helpful.

Applications should include a C.V., cover letter, and three letters of reference and be sent to Ms. Randi Neshteruk rxh1@psu.edu.

For more information please see the AMON homepage at http://amon.gravity.psu.edu/index.shtml and the IGC homepage at http://igc.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar – Viral genomics and neuronal infection
Deadline:  07/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department:
Job Number: 41511

The laboratory of Moriah Szpara at The Pennsylvania State University seeks postdoctoral scholars to join a group focused on the molecular and cell biology of human alpha herpes viruses in neurons, and their impact on human health. Current research programs ongoing in the lab can be found at the laboratory website. Candidates with strong track records of accomplishment in neurobiology, virology, comparative genomics, or advanced cell biology imaging are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to lead their own individual projects as well as contributing to collaborative research efforts. Exceptional opportunities are available for highly motivated candidates who have recently received their Ph.D. and have a strong publication record, regardless of their specific area of expertise. To apply, please submit a resume that includes educational background, publications, and work experience (Ph.D. thesis and beyond), as well as a brief statement (1-2 pages) of research interests and goals to moriah@psu.edu. Please also provide contact information for at least three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Dr. Szpara belongs to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The lab participates in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), the Center for Systems Genomics (CSG), and the Center for the Molecular Molecular Investigation of Neurological Disorders (CMIND), along with a number of graduate programs. This position requires a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree or higher in a scientific discipline. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Deadline:  09/30/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biology
Job Number: 42442

An NIH funded position for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Bernhard Luscher, Professor, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. The aim of this project is to unravel molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the etiology of Major Depressive disorder using genetically engineered mouse models. The successful applicant will have recently graduated with PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology or a related field, and have a solid foundation in slice electrophysiology, preferably with additional expertise in histochemistry, microscopic imaging techniques or rodent behavioral analyses. The position is funded initially for two years and may be extended further, depending on progress and availability of funding. The candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Gong Chen, an expert electrophysiologist and long-term collaborator of the Luscher lab. A complete application will include a cover letter briefly describing your experience and how it relates to the advertised position, your CV, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information please contact Dr. Luscher at BXL25@psu.edu or 814-865-5549.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Parasitology
Deadline:  12/31/2014   
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Job Number: 42398

The Lindner Lab at The Pennsylvania State University (http://sites.psu.edu/LindnerLab/) is recruiting an outstanding post-doctoral scientist to become a part of our efforts to characterize the mechanisms of transmission and infectivity of malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) between mammals and mosquitoes. The Lindner Lab uses cutting edge approaches to conduct discovery phase research with the aim of identifying weaknesses in the parasite that can be exploited therapeutically. To date our work has focused upon protein-RNA interactions that lead to translational repression of targeted mRNAs and a preferred RNA homeostasis, which are critical for efficient transmission and infectivity (See PMID 23325771 and 23421981). We are currently seeking a post-doctoral scientist who will focus upon discovering the mechanism(s) of action of these complexes in both human- and mouse-infective Plasmodium species. We are looking for Ph.D.-level candidates (or those who will receive their degree in the next 4-6 months) who are well trained in a related field (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology, parasitology). Candidates will have at least two first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals (either published or accepted), will have strong experience in basic molecular biology and microbiology techniques, and will be willing to work with mice and mosquitoes. Above all, candidates must have a strong work ethic, superb organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail in order to be successful in this position. Preferred candidates will have experience in some of the following areas: working with mice/mosquitoes, working in tissue culture, working in structural biology (x-ray crystallography, computational approaches), working with eukaryotic parasites (e.g. Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosomes), and/or working with “Big Data” experiments (NGS, Mass Spec, data management). The Lindner Lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the main campus of Penn State University (University Park, PA), and is outfitted with several exceptional core facilities, including a world-class insectary. We are also a part of the Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State, which is a collaborative community of 12 research groups that investigate the entire life cycle of the parasite, as well as host-parasite interactions. We are also a part of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) and Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID) to contribute to / benefit from our colleagues who are pursuing other pathogens and experimental strategies. The successful candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as considerable professional development opportunities. The Lindner Lab at Penn State University (http://sites.psu.edu/LindnerLab/) is recruiting an outstanding post-doctoral scientist to become a part of our efforts to characterize the mechanisms of transmission and infectivity of malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.) between mammals and mosquitoes. The Lindner Lab uses cutting edge approaches to conduct discovery phase research with the aim of identifying weaknesses in the parasite that can be exploited therapeutically. To date our work has focused upon protein-RNA interactions that lead to translational repression of targeted mRNAs and a preferred RNA homeostasis, which are critical for efficient transmission and infectivity (See PMID 23325771 and 23421981). We are currently seeking a post-doctoral scientist who will focus upon discovering the mechanism(s) of action of these complexes in both human- and mouse-infective Plasmodium species. We are looking for Ph.D.-level candidates (or those who will receive their degree in the next 4-6 months) who are well trained in a related field (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology, parasitology). Candidates will have at least two first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals (either published or accepted), will have strong experience in basic molecular biology and microbiology techniques, and will be willing to work with mice and mosquitoes. Above all, candidates must have a strong work ethic, superb organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail in order to be successful in this position. Preferred candidates will have experience in some of the following areas: working with mice/mosquitoes, working in tissue culture, working in structural biology (x-ray crystallography, computational approaches), working with eukaryotic parasites (e.g. Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosomes), and/or working with “Big Data” experiments (NGS, Mass Spec, data management). The Lindner Lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the main campus of Penn State (University Park, PA), and is outfitted with several exceptional core facilities, including a world-class insectary. We are also a part of the Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State, which is a collaborative community of 12 research groups that investigate the entire life cycle of the parasite, as well as host-parasite interactions. We are also a part of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) and Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID) to contribute to benefit from our colleagues who are pursuing other pathogens and experimental strategies. The successful candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as considerable professional development opportunities. A complete application will include a letter of interest, CV, a brief description of your career goals, and the names and contact information for three scientific/professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 
Postdoctoral Scholar, International Human Resource Management Project
Deadline:  04/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts
Department: School of Labor and Employment Relations
Job Number: 41823

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the International Human Resource Management Project. This is a ten month position which begins on August 15, 2014.

The International Human Resource Management Project was established in the spring of 2013 with the aim of encouraging IHRM scholarly research, and serving the International HR practitioner community. Through targeted events, the Project’s goal is to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners passionate about international HRM, enabling the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice in the field. For the 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Scholar position, the IHRM Project is particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the broad field of international human resource management, preferably spanning both comparative HRM and the HRM-related activities of multinational corporations.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. earned in the last three years. The degree should be in a relevant discipline and applicants should show evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Project’s interests. Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work. Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester related to IHRM topics. Teaching obligations could include a course in one of the School’s residential or online programs. Other anticipated duties include involvement with the Cranet survey (www.cranet.org), developing research funding proposals for the Project, and coordinating the Project’s webpage and newsletter. The person appointed will also be expected to participate actively in the broader School’s activities. The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary group with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Masters of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The School has existing strengths in human resources, labor relations, international and comparative employment relations, and workers’ rights. Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred. Send applications consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample via the faculty search website www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Three letter writers should send letters of recommendations via email to Lisa Pierson, lkh13@psu.edu. If you are unable to send your application electronically, applications can be mailed to Assistant Professor Elaine Farndale, Coordinator of the International HRM Project, School of Labor and Employment Relations, 506 Keller Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. If you have additional questions, please contact the Project’s Administrative Support Assistant, Lisa Pierson, at 814-865-0751. Applications received by March 31, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Postdoctoral Scholars
Deadline:  12/31/2014   
Work Unit: College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Department:
Job Number: 42821

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar positions for Summer and Fall 2014.

Positions require a Ph.D. in a related field or discipline.

Applications are retained and are assured full consideration for the entire period. Positions will be filled as needed. We will contact you if an appropriate opening arises.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

 
Postdoctural Fellowship in Applied Gerontology
Deadline:  06/30/2014   
Work Unit: College of Health & Human Development
Department: Center for Healthy Aging
Job Number: 42023

The Study of Healthy Aging & Applied Research Programs (SHAARP) lab within the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State is pleased to offer a postdoctoral position for an emerging scholar. The SHAARP lab is led by Dr. Lesley Ross and is primarily focused on (1) cognitive, sensory, and physical functioning predictors of everyday functioning in older adults and (2) interventions to maintain everyday functioning in older adults. This lab is involved in several ongoing and recently completed longitudinal and intervention-based studies including the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE), the Cognitive and Physical Exercise Study (CAPES), the Senior and Adolescent Driving Study (SANDS), and the Maryland Driving Study. Studies conducted within the SHAARP lab are multidisciplinary and include imaging data (MRI/fMRI), genetic biomarkers, neuropsychological and cognitive data, sensory and physical functioning data, mental health and lifestyle data, and detailed everyday functioning data (such as driving and mobility). Primary responsibilities will include data management and analysis; preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and conference presentations; and participation in interdisciplinary research groups that design new studies. The fellow will have opportunities to publish, and access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research. Additional opportunities to work with other Center for Healthy Aging faculty may also be available.

Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral or health sciences; relevant research experience; strong statistical and writing skills; and the capacity to work closely with others. Additional skills that are highly desirable, but not required, are a background in cognitive aging, genetic biomarkers, and imaging. The appointment will be for one year, with likely funding for at least one additional year depending on productivity. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows. To apply, please send (1) a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals, and experience; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) three letters of professional reference to Ann Shuey via email (aws2@psu.edu) or post at The Center for Healthy Aging, 422 Biobehavioral Health Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our websites for more information regarding Dr. Ross, the lab, and Center for Healthy Aging associated faculty: www.SHAARP.org; http://healthyaging.psu.edu/; http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/hdf. For more information, please contact Dr. Ross at lross@psu.edu. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Wage Undergrad
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Visualization Lab
Job Number: 41309

Job Dates: May - August, 2014 Openings: 2 - 5 Salary: Sophomore $10.50/hr.; Junior $12.50/hr.; Senior $14/hr

Student research positions at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory in the Synthetic Environment Applications Laboratory (SEALab) are available for students with strong programming skills and an interest in data visualization, modeling and simulation, database, GIS, and virtual reality (VR) applications. Positions are available for summer 2014, with some positions available during the following fall/spring semesters. The positions support a variety of projects to develop and apply technical innovations that provide improved decision support through the use of advanced visualization, simulation, multi-sensory human computer interfaces, and collaboration technologies. The SEALab supports numerous systems we have installed at field sites with ever-evolving programs. The work experience may include such tasks as programming application functionality; data conversion and manipulation; modeling and simulation; building visualization applications; and specialized algorithm programming.

We are looking for motivated students with strong programming abilities, who can think through problems to present potential design/development solutions and who work well independently, as well as within a team. Experience with C, C++, C#, or Java programming languages is required. Experience in the following is desired: GIS products/concepts; Databases (SQL/NoSQL); Apache Tomcat/Apache HTTP; JavaScript/HTML5; CUDA programming; 3D modeling; VR software products. US citizenship is required.

To apply, please visit www.arl.psu.edu to complete an application. Remember to include job number "164" in your application. For questions on these positions, please contact: Eileen Rotthoff SEALab Visualization Laboratory; 814-865-5069; esr10@psu.edu

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

 
Wage Undergrad
Deadline:  05/07/2014   
Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory
Department: Visualization Lab
Job Number: 41310

Job Dates: May - August, 2014 Openings: 2 Salary: Junior $12.50/hr.; Senior $14.00/hr.

Student internship positions through Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory working for government analyst group are available for students with a strong interest in data analysis, information, and security applications. This program will immerse students in the real-world, practical aspects of the use of information for government applications.

Desired skills include experience with data mining, GIS, relational network analysis tools, and an understanding of information security, both in theory and practice. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required. U.S. citizenship is required.

To apply, please visit www.arl.psu.edu to complete an application. Remember to include job number "165" in your application. For questions on these positions, please contact: Eileen Rotthoff, SEALab Visualization Laboratory, 814-865-5069; esr10@psu.edu

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.