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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Marine Biogeochemistry

Description


As part of a major initiative to strengthen its research in Marine Science, the Marine Science Program (MarS) in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at KAUST is seeking to expand research, higher education and innovations in the field of Marine Biogeochemistry. Applications for a faculty position (Open Rank: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) are invited from highly competitive candidates eager to pursue innovative research addressing fundamental questions and developing cutting–edge technologies for application in marine systems.


We are especially interested in applications from high-caliber scientists with expertise in Biogeochemistry and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean water column and sediments with particular reference to the coastal and pelagic environments including shallow and deep extreme environments. Successful candidate is expected to develop top-notch research programs on the biogeochemistry of the Red Sea ecosystems including but not limited to coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangrove forests salt marshes (sabkah) and coastal lagoons also in relation to blue carbon sequestration; additional ecosystems are the Red Sea water column and the extreme ecosystems of the Red Sea, such as stromatolites, brine pools and hydrocarbon vents. The selected candidate is  expected to build a strong teaching program in the Marine Science Program and to establish inter- and multidisciplinary collaborations within the Marine Science Program, the BESE Division and across Divisions, Research Centers and Initiatives at KAUST.


Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Marine Science, Biological Science, or related fields, as well as a strong publication record in the top-tier venues of their respective areas. Preference will be given to candidates who can take advantage of KAUST’s unique access to the Red Sea that may serve as a “natural laboratory” for marine biogeochemistry studies in extreme seas, as its present-day conditions (with elevated temperature, salinity and oligotrophy) mirror future conditions in other seas under anticipated climate change scenarios.


The position will remain open until filled.


About KAUST


KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. Few, if any, other universities offer the same combination of access to diverse tropical marine habitats and world-class laboratory facilities.


For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa. More information about the BESE Division and the Marine Science Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa.


Application Instructions


To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:


Cover letter introducing your candidacy, and explicitly stating both the position and the rank. The rank must be consistent with the candidate’s experience.

Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae including a full publication list.

Research Statement (5 pages maximum).

Teaching Statement (2 pages maximum) including teaching philosophy and an outline of 1-2 planned graduate teaching course(s).

Names and contact information for at least 4 references. Referees should have positions in academic or industrial research laboratories. In the case of Associate and Full Professor applications, the referees should be of a rank higher or equivalent to that of the candidate.

Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five).

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Synthetic Biology



Description


The Bioengineering Program in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) aims at expanding research and higher education in Synthetic Biology, and at harnessing innovations in this field to create a more sustainable economy and address grand challenges. The program is inviting applications for a faculty position (Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the broad area of Synthetic Biology, including but not restricted to one or more of these research areas:


Chassis or host engineering: research interests involving cell-free systems capable of natural and non-natural reactions, on-demand production of single-cell hosts, and generating biomes or consortia with desired functions.


Biomolecular engineering: research interests involving on-demand design, generation, and evolution of macromolecules for desired functions, including natural and unnatural macromolecules, circuits, and pathway engineering.


Engineering DNA: research interests aiming at developing technologies for large-scale DNA synthesis, assembly, and editing.


Industrial-scale bioproduction: research interests aimed at developing technologies for large-scale biomanufacturing of biomolecules, including therapeutics and diagnostics.


We are seeking competitive, ambitious, and creative candidates with a minimum of 2-3 years of Postdoctoral training in key Synthetic Biology areas. The successful candidates will be highly self-motivated and eager to work across Divisions in multi-disciplinary settings with individuals of different scientific and cultural backgrounds. Candidates are expected to teach and actively participate in developing the recently established Bioengineering Program.


Candidates applying for a position at the Assistant Professor level should show their potential for establishing and leading a high-impact research program and those applying for Associate and Full Professor positions should have a distinguished, track-recorded and internationally recognized research program.


The position will remain open until filled.


About KAUST


KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. KAUST offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment, internal funding and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and laboratories. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa.  More information about the BESE Division and the Bioengineering Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa


Application Instructions


To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:


Cover letter introducing your candidacy, and explicitly stating both the position and the rank. The rank must be consistent with the candidate’s experience.

Curriculum Vitae including a full publication list

Research Statement (5 pages maximum).

Teaching Statement (2 pages maximum) including teaching philosophy and an outline of 1-2 graduate planned graduate teaching course(s).

Names and contact information for at least 4 references. Referees should have positions in academic or industrial research laboratories. In the case of Associate and Full Professor applications, the referees should be of a rank higher or equivalent to that of the candidate.

Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five).

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Full/Associate Professor in Human Nutrition


College Profile:

The College of Health Science (CHS) was founded in 2016 following a 30-year success story as a department within various colleges at Qatar University. CHS is the national provider of high quality health sciences education and research in Qatar and offers undergraduate (BSc) programs in biomedical sciences, human nutrition and public health, as well as graduate programs; (MSc) in biomedical science and master of public health (MPH).


CHS Vision

The College of Health Sciences aspires to be an internationally-recognized model of excellence with distinction in teaching, research, and community service.


CHS Mission

In alignment with Qatar Vision 2030, our mission is to develop competent student graduates duly prepared for careers in health science-related disciplines who will contribute to the delivery of optimal health care. 

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CHS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.  Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 1million/project (5million exceptional projects) along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research- active faculty members able to win multiple grants.   


Duties & Responsibilities    


Teach courses in the area of expertise such as but not limited to human nutrition, nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy, clinical pediatric nutrition, food chemistry, research methods, research project and thesis at the postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University level 

Contribute to the research profile of College through research publications 

Serve as student advisor

Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Qualifications  


Ph.D. in the Clinical Nutrition - Registered Dietitian status would be preferable

Applicant should demonstrate active role in both collaborating on and leading independent research, including grant writing and submission.

Strong peer reviewed publication record

Experience in teaching and supervising post graduate degrees

Ability lead as well as to function as a strong collaborator on a multidisciplinary team

Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector 

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Documents        


Academic:


Current Curriculum Vitae.

Cover letter with a reflection of research background, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, grant funding, and stature appropriate for a full-time faculty appointment

Teaching, research, and service philosophy. 

Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephone contact).

Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where coursework was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).

Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits        


Academic:


A three-year renewable contract.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Tax-free salary.     

Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.

Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies.

Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.

Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.

Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.

End-of-contract indemnity. 

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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Biology) - Marine Microbial Ecology Lab (Amin Lab)

Description:

The Amin laboratory in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate to work on metabolomes of marine organisms, particularly phytoplankton and corals.

The successful applicant will drive a fascinating project to enhance identification and quantification of metabolites involved in phytoplankton-microbiome symbioses and coral symbiosis and how these metabolites contribute to climate change adaptation. Our laboratory has access to state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility that includes a Bruker FT-ICRMS, two Thermo Orbitrap mass spectrometers, qToF, triple-quad MS and GCMS. Our laboratory combines the use of metabolomics with genomics and transcriptomics on model organisms in the laboratory and on complex environmental samples. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry, biology, oceanography, or related fields and must have experience operating mass spectrometers. Excellent experimental and in silico skills relevant to the project (in particular bioinformatics for metabolomic data analysis) are essential.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests (1-2 pages maximum) and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Shady Amin at samin@nyu.edu.

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.

About NYUAD:

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.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology

Job Description


The United Arab Emirates University's College of Food & Agriculture invites applications for a faculty position in Microbiology with experience in Immunology and the One Health approach for the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have an understanding of veterinary education that will enable them to teach and coordinate courses in veterinary microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology) and immunology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as advise and mentor students. They should have a proven track record of demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise and publish his/her research findings in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate will contribute to admissions, examining and assessment as well as academic administration in both the Department and the College, and actively promote the growth of the UAE University engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration with other UAEU colleges, e.g. College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Science, under the theme of One Health. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of teaching philosophy and current/future research activities, as well as courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Minimum Qualification


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Infectious Diseases, Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology or similar field. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus. Good interpersonal and English oral and written communication skills are required, as is the ability to work with others in a diverse collegial team atmosphere.


Preferred Qualification


Candidates with a degree in veterinary medicine or comparable professional degree with documented accomplishments in teaching, research, and service are preferred. Additional qualifications of innovative and dynamic teaching or other professional skills relevant to a faculty role are desirable. Other evidence of working in One Health-related teaching and/or research especially in the Middle East and North Africa region as well as engagement in international-quality research, with publications and other participation in research activities commensurate with stage of career as well as a track record of securing research funding. Experience with AVMA accreditation requirements, and knowledge of innovative curriculum development and implementation is a plus.


Expected Skills/Rank/Experience


Rank and salary commensurate with accomplishments, expertise and experience. English fluency required. One Health-related teaching and/or research experience. Innovative and dynamic teaching or other professional skills. Record of research grantmaking and publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Zoological Senior Specialist (Dolphin)

ob Description

An amazing opportunity is now available with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi team.

In this roles as Zoological Senior Specialist (Dolphin) you will ensure a smooth and efficient operation in Zoological Department by safely by fulfilling the duties in animal/guest interactions, animal training, husbandry, enrichment, general public presentations, and research. This position is responsible of overseeing the training and development of animals and colleagues as directed by the leadership.

Your job scope includes:

  • Performs daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins and medication as directed
  • Prepares food, provides proper nutrition and constant care of animals
  • Maintains a safe, appropriate and sanitary living conditions for all animal habitats
  • Applies proficient behavioral modification techniques. This includes, but is not limited in developing and implementing new behavior, training of naïve animals with minimum supervision, training behavior to completion without supervision, proactively maintaining conditioned behavior, and the ability to form relationships with most, if not all, of the animals in assigned area
  • Oversees the training and evaluation of colleagues and animals as directed by the leadership
  • Ensures guests, personal, colleagues, contractors and animals’ safety through constant monitoring of the behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior by both animals and people
  • Provides proactive guest services through guest interactions, animal programs/displays presentation, and responding to guest inquiries
  • Performs assigned roles in education and general public programs in the respective areas
  • Makes daily observations of animals and reports any abnormalities to the leadership team
  • Maintains all animal records, equipment, area responsibilities, and communication requirements on a daily basis
  • Functions as Ambassador by displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability; maintains a consistent attitude, motivation, and ability to accept feedback
  • Ensures all policies, guidelines, manuals and SOPs are followed at all times
  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations
  • Completes all required trainings and maintains professional development and competencies

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • High School diploma, College background in Psychology, Zoology or Biology or equivalent
  • Open Water/SCUBA certified
  • 3 years of relatable animal experience in a professional setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent swimming and diving skills
  • Basic mathematical skill
  • Basic computer knowledge including MS Office and animal recording system
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of marine mammal husbandry and training principles and techniques
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to move/lift up to 25kgs of load
  • Willing to work in varying shifts based on business need; including opening, mid, and closing shifts, nights, weekends and holidays
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering

Description


KAUST is accepting applications for two Lecturer / Senior Lecturer positions in its newly launched Bioengineering Degree Program (Master and PhD levels). This Program will bridge KAUST’s strengths in Engineering, Chemistry and Biology. In particular, it will integrate elements of electrical and mechanical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science and materials science with biology. The Program will consist of four tracks: Bioinformatics and Machine Learning, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, and Synthetic Biology.


The Lecturer will teach mandatory module-based lectures and laboratory courses in bioengineering in KAUST’s newly established Bioengineering Program. The position will require a full-time engagement to develop and teach a variety of required courses in the Bioengineering curriculum including laboratory and design courses and will begin no later than August 2020. The Lecturer will also play a major role in the student admission process by performing assessment academic interviews and evaluation tests. The position is targeted for experienced instructors, but all applications will be considered.


The Lecturer will teach in at least a few of the broad areas of biological engineering and synthetic biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biosensors, bioelectronics and biomedical devices. The lecturer needs to establish and run a teaching laboratory class.


These positions are considered full-time teaching appointments. Candidates who are considering to use the application for their research development are not encouraged to apply.


The candidate must hold a PhD degree. PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other closely related engineering discipline is preferred. Experience with classroom or laboratory teaching in Bioengineering or related fields at the university level is required. The candidate must have strong communication and organizational skills.


KAUST offers an attractive teaching career path with a promotion scheme. The initial appointment will be up to 3 years and is renewable upon evaluation. KAUST (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en), located on the shores of the Red Sea in Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah) in Saudi Arabia, is an international graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance. For more information about KAUST please go to www.kaust.edu.sa. More information available at the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division​ (BESE)​ (https://bese.kaust.edu.sa/).


Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, complete CV, a teaching statement, teaching portfolio, three representative publications, and names and contact information of at least three referees. The university invites applicants from all qualified individuals but female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2020.


Qualifications


Doctoral degree or equivalent degree, preferably in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other closely related engineering discipline.

Strong teaching track record.

The position is particularly suited for someone with bioengineering design experience or experience in a laboratory setting.

Experience with classroom or lab class teaching at the university level is required.

Ideal candidate will have a strong interest in instructing Master or Master/PhD students, overlooking theoretical and experimental class work.

Strong communication and organizational skills.  

Application Instructions


Please upload the following documents:


Cover letter

Up-to-date CV

Teaching Statement

Teaching Portfolio

Three Representative Publications

Contact information of at least three referees

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Senior Researcher, Seagrass

Job Description

The Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center (YSWRRC) is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and will be the first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center in the UAE. Our Research and rescue programs will focus on marine wildlife and habitats of the Gulf. An important element of YSWRRC’s work is to raise the profile for the excellent efforts in the UAE in the arenas of marine science and conservation. Inspiring public commitment is at the heart of the Center's vision.

As a Senior Researcher, you will be responsible for providing scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the research programs of the YSWRRC. The Senior Researcher will also contribute to supervise students and postdocs and participate in the daily operations of the YSWRRC for knowledge dissemination and education.

 

Job Scope

The Senior Researcher is in-charge of developing research projects focusing on seagrass habitats of the Arabian Gulf. The Senior Researcher will develop methods to study seagrass ecosystems in situ as well as carry out hypothesis-led laboratory experiments.

  • To provide scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the assigned field of research and create an enabling environment for scientific research excellence
  • To lead the production of high-quality research reports, scientific publications, and other communication material
  • To develop collaborative research with YSWRRC colleagues and to actively promote external contacts and networks for local and international collaboration
  • To develop, write and submit proposals for major research/conservation grants and funding programs
  • To supervise the adequate use and maintenance of all facilities and equipment of the YSWRRC
  • To lead research teams, supervise students and coordinate collaborating scientists
  • To conduct research effectively by maintaining accurate records of experiments and analyses performed, conducting relevant literature searches, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of all current methods of experimentation
  • To develop and update guidelines and protocols for lab operations and procedures and to disseminate that information to research staff and students working in laboratories
  • To develop and manage conservation and/or restoration projects with governmental and/or non-governmental agencies as well as other partners
  • To actively contribute to the outreach goals and education programs of the YSWRRC
  • To collaborate with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi zoological and education teams as required
  • To contribute to the overall success of the YSWRRC projects by performing all other duties as assigned
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Senior Researcher, Aquaculture

Job Description

The Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center (YSWRRC) is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and will be the first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center in the UAE. Our Research and rescue programs will focus on marine wildlife and habitats of the Gulf. An important element of YSWRRC’s work is to raise the profile for the excellent efforts in the UAE in the arenas of marine science and conservation. Inspiring public commitment is at the heart of the Center's vision.

As a Senior Researcher, you will be responsible for providing scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the research programs of the YSWRRC. The Senior Researcher will also contribute to supervise students and postdocs and participate in the daily operations of the YSWRRC for knowledge dissemination and education.

 

Job Scope:

The Senior Researcher will be in-charge of the state-of-the-art aquaculture facilities. Our facilities are designed for experimental marine aquaculture and the research programs will focus on hatchery production, larviculture, live feed, physiology, husbandry, conservation projects and sustainable practices. The YSWRRC will work with tropical and sub-tropical marine species including local and ornamental fish as well as invertebrates. 

  • To provide scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the assigned field of research and create an enabling environment for scientific research excellence
  • To lead the production of high-quality research reports, scientific publications, and other communication material
  • To develop collaborative research with YSWRRC colleagues and to actively promote external contacts and networks for local and international collaboration
  • To develop, write and submit proposals for major research/conservation grants and funding programs
  • To supervise the adequate use and maintenance of all facilities and equipment of the YSWRRC
  • To lead research teams, supervise students and coordinate collaborating scientists
  • To conduct research effectively by maintaining accurate records of experiments and analyses performed, conducting relevant literature searches, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of all current methods of experimentation
  • To develop and update guidelines and protocols for lab operations and procedures and to disseminate that information to research staff and students working in laboratories
  • To develop and manage conservation and/or restoration projects with governmental and/or non-governmental agencies as well as other partners
  • To actively contribute to the outreach goals and education programs of the YSWRRC
  • To collaborate with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi zoological and education teams as required
  • To contribute to the overall success of the YSWRRC projects by performing all other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications, Experience and Skilled Requirements:

  • PhD in Aquaculture Sciences or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience as lead researcher in an aquaculture research center
  • Demonstrated technical competencies in fish aquaculture: genetics, hatchery and nursery techniques, larviculture, brood stock management, live feed production, feeding regime, nutrition, health management
  • Demonstrated research competency in tropical and/or sub-tropical marine aquaculture methodologies
  • Demonstrated success in publishing research results in refereed scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, particularly in communicating research findings to non-academic audiences
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork abilities
  • Ability to represent the Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center to community, media, government agencies, and aquaculture associations
  • Demonstrated commitment to company values and safety
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable: 

  • Previous experience in the GCC region is an advantage
  • Ability to contribute to the development of external cooperation and to attract funding to the research area is seen as an asset
  • Evidence of multicultural skills in the workplace is an advantage
  • Evidence of success at securing competitive grant funding
  • Evidence of success in mentoring graduate students and/or post-doctoral researchers
  • Evidence of community engagement and academic outreach
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams

 

To be considered for this role, you will need to submit the following as part of your application:

  • Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list
  • A cover letter
  • A one-page summary of past research accomplishments and future research interests
  • A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of three references

All documents should be uploaded  along  with the application details and clearly marked.

 

Closing date: 01 December 2021

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Senior Researcher, Marine Ecology

Job Description

The Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center (YSWRRC) is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and will be the first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center in the UAE. Our Research and rescue programs will focus on marine wildlife and habitats of the Gulf. An important element of YSWRRC’s work is to raise the profile for the excellent efforts in the UAE in the arenas of marine science and conservation. Inspiring public commitment is at the heart of the Center's vision.

As a Senior Researcher, you will be responsible for providing scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the research programs of the YSWRRC. The Senior Researcher will also contribute to supervise students and postdocs and participate in the daily operations of the YSWRRC for knowledge dissemination and education.

 

Job Scope:

The Senior Researcher is in-charge of developing marine ecology research projects focusing on the ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf. The Senior Researcher will develop methods to study marine ecosystems in situ as well as carry out hypothesis-led laboratory experiments.

  • To provide scientific and strategic leadership with regards to the assigned field of research and create an enabling environment for scientific research excellence
  • To lead the production of high-quality research reports, scientific publications, and other communication material
  • To develop collaborative research with YSWRRC colleagues and to actively promote external contacts and networks for local and international collaboration
  • To develop, write and submit proposals for major research/conservation grants and funding programs
  • To supervise the adequate use and maintenance of all facilities and equipment of the YSWRRC
  • To lead research teams, supervise students and coordinate collaborating scientists
  • To conduct research effectively by maintaining accurate records of experiments and analyses performed, conducting relevant literature searches, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of all current methods of experimentation
  • To develop and update guidelines and protocols for lab operations and procedures and to disseminate that information to research staff and students working in laboratories
  • To develop and manage conservation and/or restoration projects with governmental and/or non-governmental agencies as well as other partners
  • To actively contribute to the outreach goals and education programs of the YSWRRC
  • To collaborate with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi zoological and education teams as required
  • To contribute to the overall success of the YSWRRC projects by performing all other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications, Experience and Skills requirements:

  • PhD in Marine Sciences, Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field
  • Expertise in ecosystem functioning and dynamics, community and species resilience, biodiversity, habitat restoration, fisheries, and/or other relevant topics.
  • Demonstrated competency in scientific investigation of coastal tropical and/or sub-tropical marine ecosystems: field and laboratory-based research studies
  • Demonstrated success in publishing research results in refereed scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, particularly in communicating research findings to non-academic audiences
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork abilities
  • Ability to represent the Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center to community, media, government agencies, and aquaculture associations
  • Demonstrated commitment to company values and safety
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in the GCC region is an advantage
  • Ability to contribute to the development of external cooperation and to attract funding to the research area is seen as an asset
  • Evidence of multicultural skills in the workplace is an advantage
  • Evidence of success at securing competitive grant funding
  • Evidence of success in mentoring graduate students and/or post-doctoral researchers
  • Evidence of community engagement and academic outreach
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams

 

To be considered for this role, you will need to submit the following as part of your application:

  • Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list;
  • A cover letter;
  • A one-page summary of past research accomplishments and future research interests;
  • A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of three references.
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