The Department of Biology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will be offered a two year position. The candidate will be involved in the project investigating hyper-arid Soil-Plant-Microbial interactions loop using metabarcoding/metagenomics approaches. Goal of the project is to assess impact of ongoing climate and environmental changes on the tripartite interactions in arid environment.

Key responsibilities Conduct field work (soil and root collection) in arid environment Process samples for biochemical and molecular lab work Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of dataset and timely manuscripts publication Assist in supervising/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students

Interested application should submit a cover letter expressing their research interest and relevant experience, CV, representative publications (2-3), and details of three referees. For more information regarding the position, please contact project PI (Sunil Mundra, PhD in biology, ecology, microbiology, mycology, bioinformatics with relevant background Candidate with experience in eDNA analyses, NGS library preparation and bioinformatic as well as statistical analyses (using R) of big genomic dataset (metabarcoding/metagenomics) is highly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and ability to work well in collaborative environment with skills in networking are highly advantageous. Application deadline: on June 26, 2022

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