Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
• Assist in the Plant biotechnology research programs.
• Responsibilities include plant abiotic stress tolerance assessment, genotyping, gene expression analysis of genetically modified plants, genome and transcriptome analysis. Preparation of laboratory notes and documentation of accurate research data.


Minimum Qualification
• Master of Science in Plant Science or related field of study

Preferred Qualification
• Master of Science in Plant Science/Plant Biotechnology or related field of study

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Experience in plant molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and qPCR.
• Experience in plant abiotic stress tolerance assessment in greenhouse and field conditions, genotyping, gene expression analysis of genetically modified plants, genome and transcriptome analysis.
• Familiarity in in vitro culture and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants is advantageous.
• Must be able to multi-task and work independently.
• Publication is a plus, but not essential.

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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AED 8,500

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