Job description / Role
A 2-year Postdoctoral Researcher position is opened in the Department of Biology in the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) to work in the field of molecular pharmacology and signaling pathways of cell surface hormone receptors. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Mohammed Akli Ayoub on screening and profiling of the anti-hypertensive camel milk-derived bioactive peptides with a specific focus on targeting angiotensin II receptors expressed in various cell lines. The expected effective date is January 2021.
Applicants must have a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology and any closely related disciplines.
The applicant must demonstrate a solid scientific background in the field of cell signaling and the pharmacology of cell surface hormone receptors. Moreover, strong experimental skills in the following techniques and approaches: cell culture and transfection, cell fractionation, protein extraction, separation, and quantification, SDS-PAGE and western blot, ELISA, chromatography techniques. In addition, a solid basis in luminescence and fluorescence and their applied techniques such as BRET (Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer) is highly required.
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.