Junior Research Scientist in the Division of Science, Biology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The laboratory of David A. Scicchitano in the Division of Science at New York University in New York seeks to recruit a junior research scientist to work on the mechanisms underlying genome maintenance, particularly in response to agents that damage DNA.

DNA damage within the transcription unit of a gene has profound effects on the quality and quantity of transcripts when the region is expressed. The location of DNA damage also influences its repair. This position will examine the effect of DNA damage on transcription and other cellular processes while investigating the cellular pathways that remove it. The current approaches include the use of site-specifically modified DNA to assess the effect of DNA damage on the quality and quantity of RNA produced when the lesion is present in an actively expressed gene. Applicants should be highly motivated. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of some of the following: recombinant DNA, molecular biology, SDS-PAGE, cell culture, and laboratory experience using standard scientific equipment.

A master’s degree in biology is preferred, although a bachelor’s degree in biology with completion of a research project as part of the degree course will be considered.

The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research interests that focuses on why this position is of interest, and at two letters of recommendation submitted directly to Interfolio, all in PDF format.

Kindly note it is mandatory for all applicants to apply for this position through Interfolio only. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.


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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