Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-770

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Candidate should be able to improve salt tolerance of crops by lowering the endogenous levels of ethylene using ACCD-producing endophytic actinobacteria native to the UAE environments.

Candidate should be able to generate transgenic Arabidopsis lines expressing ACCD gene from the endophytic actinobacteria and assess salinity tolerance.

Candidate should be able to use high saline underground irrigation water for field irrigation by commercially producing seeds impregnated with ACCD-producing actinobacteria.


Minimum Qualification
- Bachelor of Science (microbiology/ molecular biology)

Preferred Qualification
- Bachelor of Science (microbiology/ molecular biology)

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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