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Research Assistant in Horticultural Plant Production

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8.000 - 10.000 AED monthly
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

Job Description

The successful candidate will work as Research Assistant in the ASPIRE Research Institute for Food Security in the Drylands. This institute features a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary R&D program and provides an international collaboration platform for researchers and stakeholders of the public and private food and agricultural sector. It strives to generate knowledge and technological innovation in support of food security in the UAE and other arid environments of the world.

As part of one of its research themes, the institute is aiming at developing innovative technologies for the integration of horticultural crop production into urban buildings and public parks. To support this research, we are seeking to hire an ambitious young researcher in the field of horticulture. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and as part of an international and interdisciplinary team on experiments in the laboratory, greenhouse, or open field. Experience with the handling of soilless production systems, as well as fruit and vegetable cultivation is of great advantage.

We further appreciate interest in horticultural production technologies, such as environmental control, lighting systems and automation. Expected is a repertoire of established analytical methods in the field of biochemical and physiological plant analysis, plus the proven ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in impacted international research journals.

Working place is the campus of the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, including its experimental stations.

The position is for a period of nine months, with the possibility of extension on an annual basis.

Minimum Qualification

Master's degree in the field of horticulture, agriculture, plant sciences, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualification

Master's degree in the field of horticulture, agriculture, plant sciences, or a related discipline with working experience.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Working experience in the field of fruit and vegetable production.

Division College of Agricul.&Veterinary Med.
Department Integrative Agriculture- (CAVM)
Job Close Date 30-06-2023
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant
Salary 8.000 - 10.000 AED monthly

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