Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
22 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



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About University          

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description          

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Since the Postdoctoral experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

 Detailed Description          

Operational Responsibilities

  • The post-doctoral researcher will be responsible for keeping up with state-of-art protocols to carry out experiments, play a leading role managing laboratory operations, data analysis and data presentation. The candidate is also expected to mentor students and junior research members.

Job Requirements          

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Science or Cell Biology

Required Experience

  • Background in natural product chemistry; the separation purification and analysis of metabolites
  • Experience in using analytical instruments (chromatography and spectrometry), developing and validating analytical protocols
  • Strong scientific writing skills and a track record of published work from doctoral research
  • Desire and ability to work in an interdisciplinary project
  • Flexible, self-driven and independent
  • Desire to mentor junior research associates and students
  • Experience in using cell culture techniques highly desirable

How To Apply          

Note: You will be required to attach the following:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph
  3. Teaching and Research Statement

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