Research Assistant in the Division of Science Biology, Dr. Kirsten Sadler Edepli

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Sadler Edepli laboratory at NYU Abu Dhabi is accepting applications for a position as Research Assistant starting in spring 2024. The laboratory's research utilizes genomics, imaging, and animal models including zebrafish, mice and octopus to study development, cancer, and regeneration. The laboratory is collaborative and works using a team-science approach.  All laboratory members are an active part of NYUAD's vibrant research and learning community.

The research assistant will be an integral part of the laboratory, providing support to ongoing projects, oversee some of the administrative and operational duties in the lab and will carry out independent research.  Job duties will include providing technical support for multiple projects simultaneously, developing, carrying out and presenting independent research projects that involve technical skills in confocal microscopy including live imaging, molecular biology and working with zebrafish. Additionally, the position will involve some participation in laboratory administrative duties such as ordering and asset management, working with undergraduate students and zebrafish and mouse husbandry. A strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism, initiative and a demonstrated collaborative approach to team work are essential. Minimum 2-year commitment expected.

Qualities of a successful candidate include:

  1. B.S. (or equivalent) in Biology or related fields.
  2. Experience in a research laboratory, preferably with zebrafish
  3. Experience with and/or understanding of molecular biology techniques and genetic principles and imagin
  4. A high degree of organizational skills, initiative and the ability to quickly learn new things.
  5. Excellent spoken and written English.
  6.  Innate curiosity about science and demonstrated strong work ethic.
  7. Outstanding ability to work as part of a team and a positive, friendly attitude.


Please provide a CV with a cover letter, a one-page summary of your research accomplishments and interests, and 3 contact references, all in PDF format.

The Cover letter should include and start with the following information:

  1. Name and address (city and current country of residence)
  2. Degree, date awarded and degree granting institution.
  3. Date of availability
  4. Research related/laboratory experience.
  5. The reason you seek this specific position.

Please provide the following details for your 3 contact references:

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. Institutional affiliation
  4. Email address

About NYUAD:

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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