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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.


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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI-UM6P))

Position Announcement

Job Title: Research Assistant in Biotechnology and Biomass Valorization – UM6P Laayoune

Job description:

African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is seeking applications for one year contract as Research Assistant in the field of Biotechnology and Biomass Valorization.

Candidates should hold a master’s degree (Bac +5) with a professional experience in biotechnology and biomass valorization. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing scientific research in the laboratory and organize/carry out field work.

Key duties:

Successful candidate is expected to:

  • Have a good experience in lab/field work.
  • Assist in organizing and launching research activities.
  • Collect, support and process samples for routine laboratory tests.
  • Contribute to general laboratory management and logistics.
  • Validate and document analytical methods and operating procedures.
  • Strong French and English communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.

About ASARI (UM6P Laâyoune):

The African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI) is a component of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Laayoune City, south of Morocco. It constitutes a structure of applied research with a vision of solving real Local, Regional, and African agriculture challenges leveraging up-to-date science and technology. To implement its vision, ASARI puts a lot of emphasis on interdisciplinary research in sectors of strategic interest for the southern regions of Morocco and for the African continent such as:

  • Plant & animal biotechnology (biosaline agriculture, animal production & nutrition, valorization of native aromatic & medicinal plants and algae, etc.)
  • Sustainable technologies in water, environment, and energy sectors.

Application process:

Applications should contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter (maximum 1 page) explaining the motivation for the position
  • Contact information of 3 references (Applicants are assumed to have obtained their references’ consent to be contacted for this matter)

Applications are to be submitted on the recruitment platform stating in object “Research Assistant in Biotechnology and Biomass Valorization

Profile recherché

Criteria of the candidate:

  • Master’s degree in Biotechnology and Biomass valorization from a recognized University.
  • Strong laboratory skills, ideally with skills in Biotechnology.
  • Able to carry out field work.
  • Able to learn new practical and theoretical skills quickly.
  • Positive working attitude and ability to work both in a team and independently.
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