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25 Postdoctoral Position at Penn State University, USA

(01) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct fundamental research in the areas of high entropy alloys covering their design, synthesis, and characterization. This position requires extensive experience in design of high entropy alloys through both compositional and microstructural modifications. The candidate should have prior experience with synthesis of the high entropy alloys and measurement of their electrical, thermal and mechanical properties (toughness, ductility, fatigue, creep).

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(02) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct fundamental research in the areas of energy harvesting, and wireless power transfer. The candidate should have extensive experience in the areas of piezoelectric, magnetoelectric, transducer modeling, and device testing and evaluation. A successful candidate should have a strong background in energy harvesting and electromechanical transducer design.

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(03) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of social anxiety disorder symptoms across adolescence, with a focus on identification of biobehavioral profiles of risk.

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(04) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Initiative at The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for a full-time, 12-month Postdoctoral Scholar position with a desired start date of August 23, 2021. The Postdoc is a key member of this innovative, multidisciplinary effort to provide K-12 educators in Pennsylvania and other locations with the instructional material, support, and professional development (PD) they need to effectively teach difficult topics such as the Holocaust, bigotry, and trauma.

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(05) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The goal of our research is to elucidate the development of adolescents, with particular attention to contextual supports and an examination of the ways in which cultural values and norms associated with race and/or ethnicity and socioeconomic status influence youth development and family practices. Primarily, we examine adolescent development from middle to high school to understand how aspects of places (e.g., residential neighborhood and daily locations), schools, and family contexts are related to adolescents’ academic adjustment and beliefs as well as psychosocial development (e.g., self-esteem, deviant behavior, identity).

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(06) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The research involves studying the biology, ecology and genomics of insect pests associated with grapes as well as basic underlying mechanisms of grape resistance to insect herbivores. Additional research topics may include chemical ecology, insect-plant interactions, insect-microbe-plant interactions, insect biological control, pest management, genetic engineering techniques, etc.

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(08) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The successful candidate will participate in the experimental searches for ultra-high energy neutrinos, specializing in radio detection and similar methods with the PUEO, BEACON, RNO-G, ARA, and/or IceCube-Gen2 experiments. These projects involve detailed modeling and analysis of neutrino interactions in rock and ice and the resulting particle showers they initiate. The ideal candidate should have experience with particle astrophysics, astroparticle physics and particle physics.

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(09) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: A Postdoctoral Researcher position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Charles T. Anderson, Associate Professor of Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate will perform research in the Anderson Lab as part of an interdisciplinary project funded by the US Department of Energy that uses a newly developed SCATTIRSTORM microscope to apply single molecule imaging and protein engineering to understand and improve the activity of cell wall-degrading enzymes, enabling significant advancements in the economical production of sustainable energy.

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(10) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Postdoctoral position is available in the López-Uribe lab at Penn State to work on the analysis of long-term survey data of pollinator communities in apple orchards. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or related fields of study. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will be the analysis of longitudinal ecological data but there will be opportunities to get involved in field-related projects that involve engaging with citizen scientists.

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(11) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Postdoctoral Scholar to work on laser welding and materials characterization. Our team focuses on material behavior and its relationship with microstructural characteristics, and manufacturing processes, which lies at the intersection of experimental mechanics and materials science. The project will involve materials characterization and analysis with a particular accent on laser welding of lightweight structural materials (e.g., steel and aluminum alloys).

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(12) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Postdoctoral Scholar is sought by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering for research in Prof. Suzanne Mohney’s electronic materials laboratory. (University Park, PA) The applicant will perform atomic layer deposition of phase change materials and collaborate with students on projects involving thin films. The research will also involve characterization of deposited materials, including electrical characterization and use of Penn State’s Materials Characterization Laboratory for microscopy and/or spectroscopy.

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(13) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: This position is funded through a project to research on the selection and use of flow resistance values in two-dimensional hydraulic models such as SRH-2D and HEC-RAS 2D. Two-dimensional models are increasingly popular in practice. However, there are widespread misunderstanding and misuse of the flow resistance parameters (i.e., Manning’s n) in these models.

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(14) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: We seek candidates with expertise to lead research on several projects related to the role of a nuclear receptor in modulating cancer by changing gene expression and the cancer cell metabolome. The successful candidate will develop independent research and contribute to studies with the use of biochemistry, molecular biology, and integrating genomic and metabolomics analyses to delineate novel mechanisms for cancer therapies and biomarkers to determine efficacy of cancer drugs.

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(15) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Candidates should have expertise in materials science and engineering, experimental dielectric characterization methods, development of capacitor materials, and simulation of electric field response in insulators. The successful candidate will lead research and development activities in two project areas. The first focuses on synthesis of polymer coatings on glass for defect mitigation in capacitor structures. The second area using Ansys and Comsol models for quantifying electric field distributions in laminate dielectric structures . The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of investigators from the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, national labs and industry partners.

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(16) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar/Project Manager to conduct primary research and to manage projects on the ecology of soilborne diseases caused by fungal and oomycete pathogens (e.g. Fusarium oxysporum and Phytophthora spp.). We are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual who will join the Crandall Lab at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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(17) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The laboratory of Professor Philip Bevilacqua in the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University, seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position in RNA Chemistry and Biology. Projects will involve genome-wide probing of RNA structure, mechanistic characterization of RNAs, and testing of their function in vivo and in vitro.

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(18) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The labs focus on delineating the epigenetic pathways that regulate normal hematopoiesis and to further determine how regulatory networks are perturbed in anemia, leukemia, and solid tumors. Our current research focuses are: 1) Investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms by which transcription factors and 3D genome organization control transcription program and lineage differentiation, as well as how chromatin organization is perturbed in cancer. 2) Delineating the role of long noncoding RNAs in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis. We utilize a variety of approaches including biochemical, proteomic, genomic, genome editing, and mouse modeling to study these questions.

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(19) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Department of History at The Pennsylvania State University announces a search for Postdoctoral Fellows/Lecturers for the 2021-2022 academic year. Duties will include teaching two courses each semester, for a total of four courses over the academic year. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

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(20) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The projects involve research on artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and machine learning with applications in health informatics, sustainability, social informatics, etc.

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(21) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Post-doctoral Scholar positions in wearable devices are open at the laboratory of Huanyu (Larry) Cheng at the Pennsylvania State University. The Cheng Lab focuses on the design, manufacturing, and application of skin-like wearable electronics and degradable sensors for biomedicine. This position involves design, fabrication, and application of wearable electronics, and requires the supervision of graduate students and the co-authoring of journal articles.

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(22) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: Projects involve the study of radiation (and chemoradiation) resistance and modulation of that resistance in malignant solid tumors, with emphasis on squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) and non-small cell lung carcinoma (both squamous and adenocarcinoma).

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(23) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The He laboratory conducts NIH funded research projects with focus on the mechanisms involved in vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis, vascular disease-initiated Alzheimer’s development, and the development of prevention and therapeutic strategies. The experiments involve both in vivo, ex-vivo, whole animal, and in vitro approaches. The techniques used in the lab include molecular approaches, developing genetically modified animal models, delicate surgery and tissue dissections, blood sample collection and analyses, confocal, light sheet, and wide field microscopies, flow cytometry, and microvessels-on-a chip platforms. The primary purpose of the position is to actively participate the ongoing research projects in the lab, explore new techniques and new direction of research, and provide support to the PI and other research person.

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(24) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: We are seeking to recruit a candidate interested in developing her/his career in the areas of vaccine communication and cancer health disparities with a focus on implementation science. The position is funded by a new R37 grant, which provides unique and rich opportunities to collaborate with many public health researchers and clinician scientists across the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Cancer Institute.

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(25) Postdoctoral Position:

Summary of postdoc position: The Nuclear Theory Group at Penn State Berks in collaboration with the Physics Division Theory Group at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The appointment will initially be for one year at Penn State Berks. In the second year the position will be at Argonne National Lab, with a possible extension for a third year at Argonne contingent on funding and performance.

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