Postdoctoral Fellow In Business/Marketing/Food/Agriculture

Job Description

The ASPIRE Research Institute for Food Security in the Drylands is looking for a Research Assistant in Business/Marketing with a special interest/experience in Food/Agriculture (or related areas). This Institute features a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary R&D programme and provides an international collaboration platform for researchers and stakeholders of the public and private food agricultural sector. It strives to generate knowledge and technological innovation in support of food security in the UAE and other arid environments of the world. As part of one of its research themes, the Institute will assess and develop market opportunities for farmed marine fish, native poultry, and other novel food and feed. This will involve studies of consumer preferences and market opportunities and supporting academic studies that evaluate the marketplace receptivity towards alternative farming methods, novel food, feed and supplements for animals and humans. To support this work, the Post-Doc position will require excellent English speaking and writing (Arabic ability an advantage) and a completed PhD degree is expected (ideally from an AACSB-accredited institution), with some evidence of interest/experience in the novel food/alternative farming field. Familiarity with research software programmes should be highlighted. This position is full-time, based in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates, but does have some flexibility. An ability to communicate well with a range of different nationalities and personalities is a must, as well as a collegial outlook. Hard work and patience are valued personal qualities. If you think this position is for you, please apply without delay through the UAEU Jobs Portal with a targeted cover letter, CV outlining our experience and suitability for the job, a list of 3 references whom we could contact in support of your application, and clear details on how we can contact you. Please highlight the AACSB-status of any institutions you have worked or studied at in your cover letter. The successful applicant will receive a competitive tax-free salary determined according to rank and experience, and medical insurance. It is envisioned this position will start as soon as possible and applications will be open until mid-September. The contract will be for an initial 12 month period, with the possibility of extension on an annual basis. Holding a UAE Drivers Licence is also of benefit in the position.

Minimum Qualification

PhD in marketing/management/agri-business/business or related

Preferred Qualification

PhD in marketing/food consumption/agri-business or related

Expected Skills

PhD is mandatory Industry experience is welcome as well

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