Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years.

Qualifications: The candidate must be educated to PhD level (Molecular Microbiology, Genetics, Bioinformatics and/or equivalent) and should have demonstrable experience in cloning, cell culture, DNA and/or RNA extraction, PCR, preparation of samples for high throughput genomics, data analysis from the next generation sequencing, and RNA-Seq data. Must have two or more years of productive hands-on molecular microbiology analysis experience.

The successful candidate is required to have the following skills:
The Post-Doctoral Researcher is expected to be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, eager to identify and implement improvements to protocols and processes, and to be a strong team player. Excellent organization, time management and record-keeping skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are also expected. This job requires a highly dedicated individual, who is a quick learner and enjoys a challenge.

Summary of Duties: The relevant laboratory explores a variety of research areas that include molecular microbiology, cellular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics. Post-Doctoral Researcher will serve as a full-time researcher for the laboratory in the Chemical Engineering Department. The successful candidate will conduct research in molecular characterization of biofouling using microcosms from cooling systems in the UAE.

Target Salary: US$71,867 - US$91,465 annually (tax-free salary package)

Application Information

  •  To apply for this position, please submit the following items listed below by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • An application letter describing the applicant’s current position and how his/her experience matches the position requirements.
  • Email contact information for at least three references.
  • Updated CV.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start at the earliest possible date. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.