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Assistant / Associate Professor (Genetic Counselor)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-517

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description

The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments.

• Active participation in education of undergraduate and graduate students
• Participates in research and development of education and other research materials
• Participates in the medical genetics, genetic counseling, and patient advocacy communities
• Provides genetic counseling and facilitating communication of test results
• Performs research on genes and novel sequence variants to determine clinical relevance
• Assists in variant classification based on emerging scientific information

Work Location
• Genetics and Genomics Lab


Minimum Qualification
• Degree from an accredited genetic counseling program

Preferred Qualification
• 3-5 years of experience in academic institution
• Experience with coordination of Genetic Counseling program
• Familiarity with human mutation databases, genome browsers, and HGVS nomenclature
• Board-certification preferred

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• More than 2 years' experience in a clinical position or at diagnostic laboratory

About the Company

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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Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 4,500

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