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Job Description

A research assistant position is vacant in Veterinary Parasitology and Molecular biology. The successful applicant will work in a 2 year project at the Veterinary Medicine Department, under the supervision of Dr. Moneeb Qablan. The successful candidate will assist in implementing the work set out in a grant titled as "Pathogen risk assessment on aArabian felines in United Arab Emirates and Oman". The work will involve field work and collection of blood, faecal and ectoparasites samples from captive and wild populations of Arabian Felines. As well, the work demands knowledge and strong experience in DNA isolation, PCR, Sequencing, phylogenetic analysis, NGS and the subsequent preparation of scientific publications.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification

At least the applicant must have a master degree in Veterinary Medicine or Biology with strong and evident experience in Parasitology and molecular biology fields.

Preferred Qualification
Applicant must have a very strong command of English with evident proficiency in scientific writing. Background in bioinformatics is an advantage.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
The applicant is expected to be dynamic and highly motivated to work independently and with other team members.

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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