Postdocs

State College

State College is routinely ranked among the best places to live in the country. The town offers a safe environment, an outstanding public school system, outdoor recreation opportunities in a breathtaking landscape, collegiate athletics, and world-class entertainment venues, among numerous other benefits. Our community reflects both the diversity of a global Research 1 university and the warmth and small-town feel of a region where people get to know their neighbors and put down roots for generations. 

As a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State, your short commute to campus will enable you to access your laboratory within minutes, providing you with more time to live your life as you choose. For healthcare, Mount Nittany hospital is right next to campus, and there are medical facilities for nearly every major specialty in the area. In addition to all this, the cost of living in State College is comfortable, with median house prices hovering around $240,000.

We know you’ll learn to love Happy Valley, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood.