Research Technician in Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences, Flow Cytometry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS) at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a research technician to help in analyzing the biochemistry of the Arabian/Persian Gulf waters. The position will involve collecting, cataloging, storing and processing seawater samples, using various flow cytometry-based methods to characterize phytoplankton and other microbial communities from the Arabian/Persian Gulf and culturing phytoplankton species.

The successful applicant will support a diverse team of faculty, postdoctoral scientists, engineers and students in establishing a network of environmental monitoring stations across the UAE shoreline and systematically collecting and analyzing environmental samples from these stations to better understand the Arabian/Persian Gulf environment and its response to climate change. ACCESS is comprised of a diverse group of scientists studying oceanography, marine biology, atmospheric and ocean modeling, robotics and artificial intelligence. The center has access to state-of-the-art field and laboratory equipment and a research vessel. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists and engineers, graduate and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in marine science, biology or a related field. Experience with flow cytometry is a must. All candidates MUST provide a description of their flow cytometry experience in the first paragraph of their cover letter; applicants without this inclusion will not be considered. Experience with FlowCam, phytoplankton culturing, and/or certification for SCUBA diving are desirable. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment and be part of a team are essential.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled (submission on or before May 15 is highly recommended, as reviews will begin shortly thereafter). The anticipated start date of this position is November 1, 2022. For consideration, applicants need to submit a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae and contacts for three references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please send an email to  


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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