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Employment: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting Research associate position in "Pre-harvest treatment by Natural elicitors to the UAE date fruit and its effect on quality of date fruit" in the Integrative Agriculture Department of College of Food and Agriculture, UAEU.

As an enthusiastic researcher you will join a collaborative team in the Department of Integrative agriculture and Department of Food, Nutrition and Health Department, UAEU. The research project is in collaboration with University of Talca, Chile.

Key laboratory techniques and skills involved are likely to be: fruit quality attributes measurements, antioxidant analysis and activities, enzyme activity, microplate reader, spectroscopy, gas-chromatography and Cell culture techniques.

The project would suit a candidate with experience in horticulture and food science, with strong lab skills and preferably experience in a fruit physiology and bioactive properties.

The candidate will have to work independently in the field and laboratory conditions, and is expected to have excellent English verbal and strong writing skills to assist in preparing manuscripts for the scientific refereed journals, Demonstrated other skills with computer programs such as Excel, Word, SPSS and other statistical programs


Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree in Horticulture/ Food Science or related discipline

Preferred Qualification
Candidate should demonstrate previous experience in the relevant research through involvement in similar research projects and published articles.

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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