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    • Employer: RENECO International Wildlife Consultants, UAE
      Location: Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, UAE
      Country: United Arab Emirates
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    We are looking for a highly motivated laboratory technician to integrate our Conservation Genetics team at RENECO. Our work involves the use of genetics in captive-breeding programmes and contributing to the conservation of wildlife.

    The successful candidate will have a BTEC or bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology or related field with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. She/he will participate to the management of the molecular laboratory (see duties below) and contribute to ongoing research projects to support RENECO's diverse conservation efforts.


    Duties will include:

    • To apply, follow and monitor compliance of the laboratory procedures
    • To ensure the progression of laboratory experiments and contribute to the development of new analytical methods
    • To organise and manage the infrastructure, equipment, supplies and inventories
    • To develop routine procedures and guidelines to guarantee consistencies of the experiments and the accuracy of the data collected for the different projects
    • To take part in research activities and activities connected to downstream genetic analyses
    • To mentor routine molecular biology activities in the laboratory


    Essential qualifications/skills include:

    • BTEC or bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or related fields
    • Excellent understanding of best laboratory practices in molecular biology
    • DNA/RNA isolation and management of a DNA storage system
    • PCR, qPCR and rt-qPCR preparation and troubleshooting
    • Experience with Sanger and/or Next-Generation sequencing (including library preparation)
    • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team
    • Ability to work on multiple assignments with overlapping deadlines
    • Willingness to learn and attention to detail are essential
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office


    This is a full-time permanent position located in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). The position is expected to start immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Interested candidate can apply/inquire at HR-Sourcing@reneco-hq.org with a copy at llesobre@reneco.org. Applications must include a one-page CV, a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, and the names and contact information for at least two references.

    Information on RENECO research activities can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Reneco_International_Wildlife_Consultants


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