POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW OPPORTUNITY AT ZAYED UNIVERSITY

We are providing an attractive opportunity for a highly motivated
post-doctoral fellow to join a project to enhance recovery of degraded
reefs by coral propagation. The successful candidate will work with a team
of scientists to develop/refine a variety of techniques to rear corals and
their larvae for restoration/mitigation purposes. The successful candidate
will also contribute to develop a research program that takes advantage of
the unique corals in the Arabian/Persian Gulf to address independent
research questions. The opportunity is for a three-year term starting in
January 2017.

Zayed University is a leading public university in the United Arab
Emirates. The university has a strong teaching-focus and is
internationally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher
Education
of the USA. The College of Natural and Health Sciences, where the position
will be based, is made up of a dynamic team of international faculty with
expertise in fields including ecology, environmental sciences, public
health and nutrition. Further information on the college can be found at
the following link:
http://www.zu.ac.ae/main//en/colleges/colleges/__college_of_natural_and_hea
lth_sciences/about_Us.aspx

Essential Selection Criteria:
? PhD in marine biology/ecology or a relevant discipline
? Sound knowledge of coral reproductive biology
? Experience in studies involving coral spawning and culturing of coral
larvae
? Proven competence in conducting field and aquarium-based studies
? Demonstrated capacity to communicate research results in different
formats (oral and written) to widely different audiences
? Ability to meet deadlines within budgetary constraints and to work
independently to solve scientific problems

Desirable Selection Criteria:
? Experience in establishing/nurturing international collaborations
? Advanced diving qualifications
? Experience in large-scale aquarium & field experiments

The University?s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive
salaries that are free from tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing
allowance, re-location tickets, and healthcare provided to the employee
and sponsored family members.

Applications in a single pdf document should include a brief (1 page)
cover letter, curriculum vitae (3 page max.), and a statement addressing
the selection criteria. Review of applications will start on 7 December
2016. Applicants with a Master?s degree who can demonstrate exceptional
competence and skills in all other selection criteria may be considered.

Please direct enquiries and applications to Dr. Henrik Stahl
(Henrik.stahl@zu.ac.ae) and Dr.David Abrego (David.abrego@zu.ac.ae).