The Core Technology Platform at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Research Instrumentation Specialist-Biology for a Fixed Term of three years, renewable.
The successful candidate will work with researchers and faculty on an as-needed basis and assist them in running their experiments using the relevant ‘Core Technology Platforms’ (CTPs) equipment. Duties will include setting up CTP equipment according to requirements, preparing training materials for the equipment, conducting training courses for end users as required; recommending software and hardware upgrades and additional accessories; preparing the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for each equipment and following and enforcing the Environment Health and Safety regulations in the CTPs in general and for each equipment in particular. The candidate will make sure that all equipment under his/her supervision is operational, make or arrange for preventive maintenance, repair or arrange repair works. The candidate will handle and prepare the laboratory materials, equipment spare parts, and consumables and maintain the inventory.
The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and experience with research level laboratory instrumentation and must have a strong background and hands on experience in molecular and cell biology laboratories. Experience in PCR, quantitative PCR, cell culture and analytical equipment such as UV-VIS and FTIR systems. Experience with DNA/RNA sequencing techniques are advantageous. As a member of CTP, the candidate is expected to work with different groups of researchers and disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering and provide technical support. The candidate should be able to interpret the experimental results and assist the researchers with data analyses. The candidate must be willing to be trained on additional equipment and operate them as and when required.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Biology, Chemistry, or relevant fields. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in high volume, fast paced environment multi-disciplinary teams and cultural sensitivity are essential. Knowledge of Arabic language is preferred.
The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format.
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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.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.