Research Associate

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

(Research Associate) 


Research Associate

Job Purpose

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • This posting is for a one-year contract.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Center for Biotechnology at Khalifa University is seeking a candidate for  Research associate appointment in discipline relevant to biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology.

Operational Responsibilities

The Research Associate will be responsible for the following activities:  

  • Conducting PCR and Sequencing activity in the Center 
  • Carries out research and produces publications, or other research output, in line with personal objectives agreed in the review process.
  • Engages in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Contributes to research center or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.
  • Fosters service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental and advisory capacity.
  • Supports and participates in research activities.


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology or any related Science major. Candidate must be able to work independently.  Experience operating PCR and Sequencing instrumentation (Illumina platform) independently is required. 

Required Experience

  • The Biotechnology center’s aim is to provide a quick analysis of biological characteristics of COVID-19 samples.

Must Have:

  • An interest in Molecular biology.
  • Working knowledge of Sequencing technology typical of what would be taught at the graduate level

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Research Associate
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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