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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

University Enterprises, Inc.
Posted on November 12, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

$3,930- $5,896 per month + excellent benefits

University Enterprises, Inc. at Sac State is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar for the Dept. of Biological Sciences.

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by 11/28/17

Position Information


Job Title Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Worksite City Sacramento, California
Advertised Salary Range $3,930 - $5,896 per month
Temporary Yes
Length of Appointment Temporary, up to December 31, 2017 (may be extended)
Hours per week Regular (full-time) Employee – 40 hours per week (Benefited)
FLSA Exempt
Broad Scope and Function

This position performs research at an advanced level in support of furthering laboratory and translational knowledge and works closely with faculty. The specific scope of the project pertains to elucidating mechanisms by which skin-associated microbes contribute to inflammatory disorders by modulating their microenvironment.

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly to a faculty member who serves as the advisor who will provide general supervision. The position provides research and work direction to students and research technicians.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, temporary up to December 31, 2017 (may be extended) exempt from overtime, benefited position with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System). Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding.

Work Schedule  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in microbiology or related field focused on microbiome analysis.

2. Demonstrated experience with biological laboratory research.

3. Demonstrated ability to review and edit technical project reports and documents.

4. Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to interact cooperatively with students, staff, and research technicians.

5. Demonstrated ability to present information and results in conferences and meetings.

6. Excellent command of the English language including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

7. Demonstrated effective typing, word processing, and telephone skills.

8. Demonstrated knowledge of basic budget maintenance procedures and practices in accordance with research budgets.

9. Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience analyzing large data sets using freely available informational software tools.

2. Experience performing lipidome analysis and analyzing corresponding data sets.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal and written communication; use of office equipment including computers; telephones; calculators; copy machines; fax machines, scanners, and printers.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a laboratory environment; continuous contact with staff, students, campus community.

Project Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Sacramento State prepares students for graduate school, teaching, and technical careers. Housed in Sequoia and Humboldt Halls, adjacent to the American River, our students work with faculty members in and out of the classroom. We currently have 25 full time faculty, serving approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Many of our students are preparing for careers in health professions. A degree in Biological Sciences includes most of the science courses required for entry into health professional programs.

Job Duties


Job Duty

01. Designs research activities and performs research based experimentation at the cellular and biological level including, but not limited to: (a) DNA and RNA extraction; (b) library preparation and data evaluations for DNA and RNA sequencing reactions; © anaerobic microbial culture; (d) advanced microscopy, including confocal laser scanning and; (e) designing of probes to identify specific microbes in mixed species populations.

Job Duty

02. Ensures laboratory notebooks are up-to-date.

Job Duty

03. Works with students and research technicians to organize research activities. Provides work direction as needed.

Job Duty

04. Monitors and maintains accurate inventories of research supplies.

Job Duty

05. Organizes and analyzes data in preparation for presentation at local meetings and conferences.

Job Duty

06. Prepares manuscripts based on research findings.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number B024F17
Number of Vacancies  
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Open Date 11/10/2017
Close Date 11/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

If you do not include both a cover letter and resume with your application, your application materials will not be considered. Please include your employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of your application in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter.