UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
Monday, 30 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Ref
2531
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Shabarinath. Srikumar, in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health, UAEU College of Food and Agriculture. This project will address ‘Antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens’. Bacterial antimicrobial resistance is reported to surpass cancer as the main cause of death by 2050. This prompts a return to the pre-antibiotic era where even minor infections can be fatal. In this project, we will use modern molecular tools like DNA deep sequencing to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance. Fundamental understanding of the molecular aspects underpinning antimicrobial resistance will help identify new technologies that can be used to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.

Your Job: The successful candidate will study the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens with Salmonella spp. as a model organism. The successful candidate will also use deep sequencing technologies like RNA-sequencing and conventional molecular microbiology to characterize bacterial antimicrobial resistance in great detail Your experience: Prior laboratory experience in conventional microbiology is mandatory. Experience in assessing bacterial antimicrobial resistance as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications is a definite plus. The candidate should also demonstrate their ability to be a team player.

Minimum Qualification Master’s Degree in Food Science/Microbiology or closely related discipline

Preferred Qualification Master’s Degree in Food Science/Microbiology with a thesis on the relevant topic to the project (preferable)

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience Prior laboratory experience in conventional microbiology is mandatory. Experience in assessing bacterial antimicrobial resistance as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications is a definite plus. The candidate should also demonstrate their ability to be a team player.

Special Instructions to Applicant  

Division College of Food & Agriculture-(CFA)

Department Food Science - (CFA)

Job Close Date 31-05-2020

Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

Salary 7,000 to 8,000 AED/Month

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