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A position for a research technician to manage a zebrafish facility is available starting immediately. The facility supports research in the Sadler laboratory, part of a thriving research community at NYUAD. The research technician will manage a colony of over 2,000 zebrafish from over 40 different genetically modified lines, which form the basis for research on liver development and disease.   Responsibilities include breeding, feeding and rearing a colony of healthy zebrafish, genotyping using PCR, routine maintenance and occasional repair of aquaculture equipment and fish housing system, importing and exporting fish for collaborations, administrative responsibilities required for running the facility including maintaining service logs and colony inventories, training and oversight of technical staff  and training new lab members on fish protocols. Candidates interested in research will have the opportunity to pursue independent projects related to the research interests of the labs.  A high degree of organization, attention to detail, initiative and the ability to maintain a strict routine is absolutely required. In addition to the excellent benefits provided to employees of NYUAD and advantages of living in Abu Dhabi, this position has competitive remuneration and outstanding benefits.



  1. B.S. (or equivalent) in Biology, Fisheries or related fields.
  2. Experience with zebrafish.
  3. Experience with and understanding of molecular biology techniques including PCR, and genetic principles.
  4.  Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and have an extraordinary dedication to excellence: This facility carries fish for on average 10 researchers, and responsibilities include tracking, maintaining an accurate inventory and sufficient numbers of all lines, with an extreme attention to detail.
  5. Outstanding ability to work as part of a team and a positive, friendly attitude and to communicate clearly and effectively.
  6. The ability to work weekend, holiday and evening shifts and to live in close proximity to the NYUAD campus to be on call for emergencies.

Strongly desired:

  1. Comfortable troubleshooting electrical/mechanical issues.
  2. Excellent grades in in a university level course in genetics and molecular biology.
  3. Aquaculture or animal management experience .
  4. Experience with microscopy.  
  5. Ability to lift 15 kg.



Please email as a single PDF your cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position and a CV includes and starts with the following information:

1. Name and current address (city and country)

3. Degree, date awarded and degree granting institution.

4. Date of availability.

5. Name, e-mail and phone number of three references who can comment on your abilities.


Kirsten Sadler Edepli at

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