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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time
Job Duration: Permanent Employment

Job Description

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a 20-month full time research assistant position with a specialization in regional knowledge-based economy and GIS application. The Research Assistant is responsible for performing specified research tasks under the direction and with advice from the Principal Investigator. The Research Assistant will perform research as a majority of his/her service. Working closely with the principle investigator to assist with scholarly activities or research. Potentially includes all phases of research from design through literature review, data collection, analysis, and preparation/presentation of findings. S/he will be involved in collecting data and review studies related to entrepreneurship, innovation-driven enterprise, industrial and economic activities, regional development, transportation planning, Smart Urban Systems, mobility and accessibility, Innovation in industry and society. The candidate is expected to be skilled in using GIS, as well as accept possible changes in work tasks.


Minimum Qualification

Master degree with focus in the following areas: Economic/industry geography, innovation, knowledge-based economy, and GIS application.
Proficiency in English is required. GIS/Spatial analysis competence is required Skills on Quantitative and quantitative methodological approaches is required. Ability to publish in recognized international scientific journals

Preferred Qualification

A strong international reputation and network demonstrated by publications in top journals in the field, and active participation in scientific networks. Image processing and infographic design skills are preferred.

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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