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Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The successful candidate will work with the Doctor, in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health, UAEU College of Food and Agriculture. This project will address 'Antimicrobial resistance in food borne pathogens'. Bacterial antimicrobial resistance is reported to surpass cancer as the main cause of death by 2050. This prompts a return to the pre-antibiotic era where even minor infections can be fatal.

In this project, we will use modern molecular tools like DNA deep sequencing to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance. Fundamental understanding of the molecular aspects underpinning antimicrobial resistance will help identify new technologies that can be used to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.

Your Job:
• The successful candidate will study the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens with Salmonella spp. as a model organism.
• He successful candidate will also use deep sequencing technologies like RNA-sequencing and conventional molecular microbiology to characterize bacterial antimicrobial resistance in great detail.

Requirements

Your experience:
• Prior laboratory experience in conventional microbiology is mandatory.
• Experience in assessing bacterial antimicrobial resistance as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications is a definite plus.
• The candidate should also demonstrate their ability to be a team player.

Minimum Qualification:
• Master's Degree in Food Science/Microbiology or closely related discipline

Preferred Qualification:
• Master's Degree in Food Science/Microbiology with a thesis on the relevant topic to the project (preferable)

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience:
• Prior laboratory experience in conventional microbiology is mandatory.
• Experience in assessing bacterial antimicrobial resistance as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications is a definite plus.
• The candidate should also demonstrate their ability to be a team player.

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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