UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant, Department of Biology

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2019
Ref
1607
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

A research assistant position is available in the laboratories of Dr. Synan AbuQamar, Department of Biology, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University. The position is to identify and characterize of the Black Scorch disease on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The position involves implementing routine plant pathology tests (i.e., Koch's postulates), establishing disease infections, managing helping daily technical activities of the plant pathology lab. and growth chambers, maintaining existing plant pathogen collections and culture, diagnosing date palm diseases in field, regular inspection of experiments, and identification of plant pathogens at the molecular and morphological levels. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. AbuQamar (sabuqamar@uaeu.ac.ae).

The position is supported by a grant from the United Arab Emirates University initially for one year. Interested candidates should submit electronically their CV, one page summary of research goals and names of at least two references to UAEU careers website (https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp)

Minimum Qualification

The successful candidates should have at least an MSc degree (preferably Ph.D. degree) in molecular plant pathology or a related discipline with hands on date palm pathology. In addition, the successful candidate should have hands on experience in more than one of the following areas: HPLC, GC-MS, ELISA, tissue culture, enzyme assays, molecular techniques (PCR, qPCR) and cloning.

Preferred Qualification As above.

Special Instructions to Applicant Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted Division College of Science - (COS)

Department As.Dean for Research&Grad.Std.- COS

Job Close Date 30-11-2019

Job Category Staff

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