Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The regulation of gene expression in plants, as in other higher eukaryotes, is a subject of daunting complexity. Continually growing body research firmly established the Mediator (MED) as an evolutionarily conserved coregulatory complex that can interact with over 3000 transcription factors (TFs) and as an integral hub converge different signaling pathways before channeling the transcription instructions to the RNA polymerase II machinery. The recent time has experienced a flush of interesting reports on the MED subunits in Arabidopsis thaliana, but the functional study of their counterparts in crop plants deserve greater attention. To this end, our group will use wet-lab and computational biology approaches to identify and characterize relevant

MED genes, with the ultimate aim to be able to understand, engineer and improve plant traits. In addition, another focus of the lab will be understanding of the functional role of long noncoding RNAs in abiotic/biotic stress

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
PhD

Preferred Qualification
PhD with two-year Experience

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced PhD with strong expertise in molecular biology (Plant overexpression, RNAi/ CRISPR-Cas9 vector construction) with experience in Protein-protein interaction (Yeast-two-hybrid analysis, BiFC assay) He/she should have strong troubleshooting skills and a publication record in peer-reviewed
journals. The knowledge in computational biology will be additional asset.

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.