Assistant to Research Project Management - Education and Outreach

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1417

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
he successful candidate will support the management of the Abu Dhabi International Virtual Research Institute for Food Security in the Drylands. This institute features a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary R&D program and provides an international collaboration platform for researchers and stakeholders of the public and private food and agricultural sector.

• The successful candidate will organize regular academic and educational events taking place under the umbrella of the Virtual Research Institute, such as colloquia, conferences, and a summer school. In collaboration with the University Outreach Department, she/he will also be in charge of establishing and updating the project website, social media accounts, and printed materials (posters, brochures).
• As an advocate of the Virtual Research Institute, the successful candidate is expected to actively reach out to stakeholders of the private and public food and agricultural sector and support the representation of the institute on public, academic and industry events, such as national or international exhibitions or conferences.
• The contract is for one year, with the possibility of extension on an annual basis.


Minimum Qualification
• University degree (B. Sc. or M. Sc.) in the agricultural sciences, food, nutritional sciences, or a related discipline

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Candidates should have an approachable nature and confidence in communication with national and international researchers, students and industry stakeholders.
• Expected are excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Arabic, written and spoken.
• Advanced computer skills of MS Office and at least basic knowledge in webhosting, webpage design, image processing and working with social media accounts.
• Of advantage is work experience in the food and agricultural sector of the UAE, as well as familiarity with the regional customs and culture.

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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