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Project Researcher/BRC-BIO (UEC)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Excluded, At-Will, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, Research, On-site (work in-person at business location)


About University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB ("UEC") supports the university's educational mission by providing quality services that complement the instructional program. The University depends upon UEC to provide services that cannot be supported with state funds. We’re responsible for business enterprises on campus including, but not limited to, dining, bookstore, convenience store, and vending services. We also serve as the grantee for federal, state, and local funding for research and sponsored projects.

Position Summary

Temporary, full time “non-exempt”, benefited position through 8/31/2025 (Appointment may be renewed annually based upon availability of funds, availability of work and satisfactory job performance). 

Salary: $5,337.00 per month

Location: San Bernardino

Position and Program Summary: 

The person on this position will be a postdoc researcher focusing on identifying genetic and phenotypic responses over time and space, in altitudinal gradients. This project uses an introduced species to investigate the potential of range-shifts as a coping mechanism for plant populations responding to climate change. In the position of postdoctoral researcher, responsibilities include doing field work and collecting samples, developing experiments with plants in growth chambers, working closely with herbaria to have access to the temporal samples, conducting wet-lab work, bioinformatic analysis, writing scientific articles and presenting the results at different conferences. Additionally, this position involves lab management duties and mentoring of masters and undergraduate students working in the project. The selected candidate will also coordinate outreach activities within campus and with local schools. Finally, there is the possibility to assist in course preparation. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a leadership role and enjoys mentoring students. Other important skills are keeping the lab well organized and running smoothly. Overall, we are looking for previous leadership experience, excellent communication, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for learning new skills.

Finally, the selected candidate will work at the biology Department at College of Natural Sciences at CSUSB. This person will be in charge of managing Dr. López lab, taking care of the greenhouse experiments, doing field work and wet lab experiments. Moreover, the postdoctoral researcher will be involved in outreach activities representing the Biology Department. 

Work Schedule

40 hours per week. Monday thought Friday, 8am to 5pm. Weekends and nights might be required.

First Review Deadline

This position will remain open until filled. 

Typical Activities

1. Assists principal investigator (PI) in attaining the goals of specified research by participating in research planning, proposal writing and lab management.

2. Prepares complete documentation of research activities for reference purposes, including following applicable data management protocols.

3. Carries out research and data analysis as agreed upon with the project´s PI.

4. Participates in the preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication as co-author or sole author.

5. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or seminars as directed by the faculty member or department head.

7. Helps to assure the success of the department by performing all other duties as assigned (e.g., mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers, assist in teaching classes).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: PHD
  • Experience: 
    • The candidate must have documented success in publishing in the field of evolutionary ecology. Additionally, the candidate must have experience collecting field data, doing wet lab work (i.e., DNA extractions, library preparation, etc.), carrying out bioinformatic analysis and presenting research results at conferences.  
  • Other: 
    • The selected candidate must have expertise working in a team, have excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal and mentoring skills. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate ability to acquire accurate, reproducible data.  Finally, the candidate must have excellent project/time management skills and advocate for safety and ethics in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with museomics, genetics of herbarium samples.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
  • CalPERS Retirement and CalPers 457
  • Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Holidays & Personal Holiday
  • Vacation and Sick pay accruals
  • Educational Assistance Benefit is based on availability of funding.
  • Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance


University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. UEC maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, status as a disabled veteran, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.

To view the UEC Affirmative Action Program, please contact UEC Human Resources at (909) 537-7589 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

As an equal opportunity employer, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC) is committed to a diverse workforce.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access UEC's career website as a result of your disability.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling UEC's Human Resources Manager at 909-537-7589.

EEO AA Policy Statement 

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans

Supplemental Information

UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.



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