Research Assistant

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Employment: Full Time

Job Description

A research assistant (RA) position is available at the Geology Department, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), within the framework of a research project funded by the UAEU Center-Based-National Water Center (NWC). The successful candidate will work in the UAEU Geology Department.

Duties will include comprehensive involvement and assistance in laboratory and fieldwork as well as analyzing and organizing the data in a database amendable for decision makers and reporting.


Minimum Qualification

Applicants must hold a MSc. Degree in Geosciences or related subjects. The candidate should have capability of working in the laboratory and field either individual or in-group with other researchers. Laboratory work requires careful handling of equipment and materials. Fluency in both speaking and writing in English is an exclusive required. Having a valid UAE driving licence will give important privilege to candidate.

Preferred Qualification

Holding a MSc. Degree in Geoscience or related subjects, interest in Geosciences and capability of working in the laboratory and field either individual or in-group with other researchers, managing and carefully handling of some heavy laboratory equipment and materials, speaking fluency and writing reports in English and having a valid UAE driving licence.


Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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