The Core Technology Platforms in the Research Institute at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint Research Instrumentation Specialist - Marine Sciences for a Fixed Term of three years, renewable. The successful candidate will work with researchers and faculty members on an as-needed basis and assist them in running experiments using the relevant 'Core Technology Platforms' (CTP) equipment. The main duties will include preparing training materials, and conducting training courses for researchers and students as required; preparing the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for each equipment/project and following and enforcing the Environment and Safety as well as other safety regulation relevant to the research activities conducted in the Marine Sciences CTP. The candidate will make sure that all equipment under their supervision is operational, will proactively make or arrange for preventive maintenance, conduct repairs or arrange repair works. The candidate will handle and prepare the laboratory materials, equipment, spare parts, and consumables along with maintaining the inventory.
The successful candidate should be licensed and capable of operating NYUAD's boats, including launching and recovering to a trailer, towing trailers while loaded, licensed to act as a diving safety officer, making sure that all research diving is done in a safe manner and in accordance with the SOP's approved by NYUAD. The candidate will also be responsible for supporting marine research outside of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the capacity of dive safety officer, and if required will offer logistical support in the event that the NYUAD boats range is exceeded or shore diving is being conducted.
The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and experience with research-level marine biology laboratory and field instrumentation. As a CTP team member, the candidate will be expected to work with different researchers and disciplines and provide scientific and technical support.
Applicants must have a BSc in science, marine, environmental or equivalent. Three years relevant experience or equivalent combination, which must include extensive experience with powerboat operation and scuba diving. He or she also must have Instructor level certification in SCUBA Diving with internationally recognized organization, familiar with all aspects of safety during diving and onboard research boats. Experience in teaching Emergency First Response and Emergency Oxygen provider courses. Experienced in field based marine research. Familiar with UAE waters especially around Abu Dhabi. Valid UAE driver's license.
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. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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