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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
We are looking for a motivated researcher at the Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to conduct and develop research using genomic breeding tools to address relevant scientific questions to the center. The post holder will be a member of the Genomic Breeding platform group with responsibility for carrying out and publishing research within the designated research theme.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Responsibilities
- The incumbent will be responsible for planning, formulating and conducting genomic breeding experiments, guiding field/lab staff in experimentation, trial handling, data capture and analyzing the results,
- Genetic / genomic analyses of throughput genotyping / sequencing and phenotypic data for trait dissection and genomic breeding
- Use of molecular marker/transcriptome analysis and deploying genomic tools for improving the breeding efficiency
- Contributing to writing project reports and research articles, perform other related jobs from time to time.
- Any other work assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding/Genetics/ Plant Biotechnology/ Biotechnology/ Statistical Genetics/ Applied Genomics/ Life sciences with good experience in field experimentation and use of molecular markers and knowledge in areas indicated in responsibilities (Doctoral students who submitted their thesis but await degrees to be awarded can also apply)
- Preference will be given to candidate with working experience on genomics and modern breeding approaches
- Good team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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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