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Senior / Laboratory Technologist
Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2022
Title Senior / Laboratory Technologist
University Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Department College of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Biostatistics
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - Genetics
    Sciences - General

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is Dubai Healthcare City’s first medi­cal university and is part of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation. MBRU aims to be a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research in the UAE and beyond.


The University is currently growing its genomics related research programs by expanding its state-of-the-art research facilities and is presently soliciting applications for a Senior/Laboratory Technologist.


The role holder will be responsible for providing efficient laboratory support services to the genomic related research programs and support research activities of faculty at the University. The candidate will furthermore be responsible for creating awareness of laboratory standard operating procedures, inculcate safety standards and demonstrate the same to students.


Job Summary

  • Conducts defined research activities in a Genetics/Genomics/OMICS laboratory environment based on Primary Investigators’ (PIs) requests
  • Extract, denature and purify DNA from assorted specimen types
  • Perform PCR, and genetic sequencing methods
  • Develop and standardize protocols with guidance from PIs.
  • Operate complex equipment and related computer programs
  • Maintain equipment by performing assigned maintenance activities, troubleshoot unexpected problems and/or report and request for maintenance
  • Maintaining data analysis records on the Laboratory Information System (LIS) with close monitoring and control
  • Responds to any queries related to the laboratory in a professional manner.
  • Ensures that stated safety policies, procedures and instructions are adhered to, and that the necessary records and checks are always maintained.
  • Maintains inventory and owns responsibility for proper handling of laboratory equipment, lab consumables, reagents and kits and initiates purchasing requests, as necessary through the reporting manager.
  • Provides academic support in all forms e.g.
  • conducting literature surveys and writing of research projects for faculty,
  • participate in assessment programs,
  • conducting workshops, seminars, and conferences) whenever required.
  • train, assists and guide students during their research projects
  • supports the faculty in conducting practical laboratory sessions and ensures regular assistance to students during the session.
  • Undertake relevant tasks as and when assigned by the Laboratory Manager and Project leads.


Essentials and Desirables

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Biological Sciences (preferably Genetics)
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in genetics, genomics and/or OMICS related research Laboratories
  • Technical insight and hands-on experience with PCR techniques, DNA/RNA isolation methods and Next-generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Critical thinking with efficient and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.


Interested candidates should submit their full detailed CV and a cover letter indicating their relevant experience, summary of previous research contributions and motivation to move to MBRU.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Ayesha Mohammad
    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
    United Arab Emirates
  • +9714 383 8609


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