Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-620

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Institute of Public Health (IPH) of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, wishes to appoint a research assistant member to contribute to its research activities in public health and epidemiology. We are looking to appoint a suitable candidate with training, experience and achievements in epidemiological researches. The IPH at the UAE University is a national hub for epidemiological studies on communicable and non-communicable diseases relevant to the health of communities in the UAE and the region. The IPH research product has been published in leading scientific journals.

Duties
- Conduct literature reviews.
- Design study and data collection instruments and protocols.
- Perform a variety of conventional and advanced statistical analyses.
- Prepare drafts of research ethical approvals
- Prepare drafts of research plans for grant applications
- Prepare drafts of research reports for publication
- Contribute to field surveys and data collection
- Contribute to publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major medical/scientific meetings
- Liaising with stakeholders
- Perform other job-related duties as needed in relation to organization and coordination necessary to conduct and complete epidemiological studies

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- M.Sc. degree in epidemiology and public health or a closely related field with experience in epidemiology (Highly preferable)
- Experience designing and performing systematic reviews and in meta-analyses (Highly preferable).

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Tracked record of authored/co-authored published research outputs (Highly preferable).
- BSc degree in any medical-related field with at least 3-year experience of work in public health and epidemiology related researches.
- Experience in analytical and quantitative methods.
- Experience with statistical data analysis packages (SPSS, STATA, and/or R).

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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