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Plant Molecular Biologist

Location: 
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To: 
Section Head – Crop Diversification and Genetic Improvement
Vacancy Type: 
Full-time
Job Number: 
(ICBADRI-PMB-2016-003)
Status: 
Closed
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Grade: 
(15)
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: 

Essential

  • Ph.D. in molecular genetics, generic engineering, biotechnology or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in plant molecular genetics and related fields
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • International work experience

Desirable:

  • 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
ICBA
P.O. Box 14660
Dubai- UAE
Fax: +9714 3361149
Email: hr@biosaline.org.ae