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Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in plant genetic engineering and molecular biology to join the Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. The selected candidate will be working on a project involving trait improvement in a forage crop using genome modification technologies.


Minimum Qualification
• A Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or a closely related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field.

Preferred Qualification
• The position requires significant experience in transformation of different plant species and strong analytical ability.
• Experience in abiotic stress will be an advantage.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience in genome modification technologies.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Desired skills also include construction of complex plant expression vectors, plant tissue culture, gene transfer, molecular characterization of transgenic plants.
• Knowledge in plant synthetic biology, metabolism, physiology and genomic regulation are also important.
• The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills, including a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

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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