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Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania
starting $56,484/YR, per NIH levels,
Closing date
Nov 15, 2023

Job Details

The Anirban Paul lab at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar at all levels. We are seeking a scholar who has research interests in aging, neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders.


The scholar is expected to work on a NIH funded project that will examine cell type specific risk and resilience during aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. Successful candidate should have experience and skills that would include molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, mouse genetics, RNA amplification and library preparation, and familiarity with bioinformatic pipelines for data analysis of RNA-Seq, Chip-Seq, ATAC-Seq. Knowledge of RNA in-situ (RNAScope) and /or, spatial transcriptoics will be a plus. Candidates are expected to be responsible for writing drafts for publications and training graduate students and technical lab staff.


Candidate will be working with a diverse and vibrant collaborative research team comprised of quantitative biologists, neuroanatomists, imaging experts, and geneticists.


Required qualifications:

PhD or equivalent degree in biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, bio-medical sciences, quantitative biology, organismal biology, systems biology or related any discipline at time of hire.  Proficiency in English is required.


To Apply:

Please complete your online application and attach the following support documentation as separate attachments. Updated CV, brief cover letter indicating prior research experience and career goals and 2-3 relevant publications in addition to the names of 2 references.

This is a limited term position for one year from hire date with possibility of refunding. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices. 

If you have any questions regarding the position or have issues uploading your documents to the application, please email the PI, Dr. Anirban Paul (


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.  


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