Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher – Analytical Chemistry of Electronic Cigarettes

Job Number: 57653

Location: Davis, CA, US

Job Description


Postdoctoral Researcher – Analytical Chemistry of Electronic Cigarettes

Job #JPF05808



Salary range: Full-time position
The [posted UC salary scales] set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 23: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee, Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct, Fiscal Year. The salary range for this position is $[60,000]-$[72,000]. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.


Open date: June 13, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jul 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Nguyen lab at UC Davis is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with primary expertise in Analytical Chemistry. The project is focused on quantifying the chemical compounds aerosol mixtures from vaping (e-cigarette) nicotine, nicotine salts, and cannabinoids. The ideal candidate should have a strong foundation in chemistry, with emphasis on using chromatography (GC and HPLC) and mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) to quantify various analytes in complex mixtures. The postdoc will be responsible for directing project goals under supervision from the PI, developing or fine-tuning instrument protocols, collecting and extracting aerosol samples, data analyses, and communicating the project findings via presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, or related field

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Experience method development using GC and HPLC

• Experience with sample preparation (filtration, extraction, etc.)

• Experience with standard calibration procedures

• Experience with mass spectrometry analysis and interpretation

• Strong communication skills and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively

• Strong attention to detail, evidenced by prior research.

Preferred qualifications

• Experience with electronic cigarette vaping research or cannabinoid research


Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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Davis, CA

Application Deadline: 2023-11-01


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