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Plant Molecular Biologist

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To: 
Section Head – Crop Diversification and Genetic Improvement
Job Number: 
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Gross Salary Range: 
AED (29,883-33,883) monthly + Medical and Life Insurance
Job Summary: 

Develop and manage work related to Molecular Biology on developing improved plant varieties tolerant to abiotic stresses, including salinity- and water stress.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Develop projects related to area of expertise in Plant Molecular Biology in line with ICBA mandate, and procure internal and external funding

  • Design and conduct experiments and assist other scientists and network partners as relevant to area of expertise Conduct research on different aspects of biotechnology and genetic engineering including; Functional genomics; molecular markers and mapping; genotyping and phenotyping; plant molecular biology and plant biotechnology

  • Develop and implement outreach programs in collaboration with NARS, international organizations, and other stakeholders

  • Assist in the formation of networks with regional, national and international institutions and take part in those already in place, and conduct collaborative or cooperative research with network partners

  • Develop and take part in workshops, conferences and training programs for scientists and regional specialists in area of expertise

  • Prepare scientific reports and publications on area of expertise

  • Assist in the preparation of ICBA publications, including the newsletter

  • Supervise associate scientists, technicians and field workers

  • Assist in the preparation of the Technical Programs budget

Qualifications and Experience: 


  • Knowledge of Arabic


    Applicants are kindly requested to send an updated cover letter and C.V combined in one PDF file along with two names as references to:

    Human Resources
    P.O. Box 14660
    Dubai- UAE
    Fax: +9714 3361149