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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
Undertake a combination of seagoing fieldwork and laboratory work, specifically:
• Prepare and deploy baited longlines.
• Process catch (live release).
• Use acoustic receiver equipment to track fish movements.
• Extract DNA and amplify specific mtDNA loci.
• Maintain project equipment in good working order.


Minimum Qualification
• M.Sc. in marine biology or ecology.

Preferred Qualification
• M.Sc. in marine biology or ecology.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Extensive experience in the capture, tagging and live release of large marine animals.
• Extensive experience with small watercraft, including an official UAE boat captain's license.
• Prior laboratory experience with DNA extraction and PCR.
• Experience with GIS software (QGIS).
• Experience with database software (FileMaker Pro).
• Familiarity with marine-based acoustic tracking technologies.

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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