Research Assistant in the Division of Science (Biology), Dr. David Scicchitano

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
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 Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a research Assistant 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. Experience with western blots is ideal.


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.

Application Instructions

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 two letters of recommendation submitted directly to Interfolio, all in PDF format.

This position will be based in Abu Dhabi so candidates must be prepared to live and work in the United Arab Emirates.

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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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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