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Employment: Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Geography and Urban Planning at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a two-year research assistant position that begins immediately. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with the PI and the Co-PI to implement the work set out in a research project. The successful candidate will have a strong background in remote sensing, GIS, and SPSS. The work procedures include: collecting and analysing of data using surveys; categorizing and establishing relationships among a variety of indicators using SPSS; and mapping data onto high resolution multispectral images using remote sensing and GIS.


Preferred Qualification

- M.A. or M.Sc. in Geographic Information Science (remote sensing and GIS); proficiency in statistics; intermediate knowledge of SPSS; willingness to adapt to continuous changes associated with research demands.

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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