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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Department of Biology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will be offered a two year position. The candidate will be involved in the project investigating hyper-arid Soil-Plant-Microbial interactions loop using metabarcoding/metagenomics approaches. Goal of the project is to assess impact of ongoing climate and environmental changes on the tripartite interactions in arid environment.

Key responsibilities
- Conduct field work (soil and root collection) in arid environment
- Process samples for biochemical and molecular lab work
- Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of dataset and timely manuscripts publication
- Assist in supervising/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students

Interested application should submit a cover letter expressing their research interest and relevant experience, CV, representative publications (2-3), and details of three referees.


Minimum Qualification
PhD in biology, ecology, microbiology, mycology, bioinformatics with relevant background

Preferred Qualification
Candidate with experience in eDNA analyses, NGS library preparation and bioinformatic as well as statistical analyses (using R) of big genomic dataset (metabarcoding/metagenomics) is highly preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and ability to work well in collaborative environment with skills in networking are highly advantageous.

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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