Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-640

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is seeking a research assistant in the area of Accounting, Finance and data analysis.

- A proven ability to fully and effectively communicate in English orally and in written format.
- Good knowledge of STATA in addition to good technical skills including quantitative empirical accounting and finance and financial econometrics.

We welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in applied and quantitative research in accounting and finance as well as the use of various financial databases (DataStream, Thomson Reuters Eikon, etc.).

Additionally, applications from candidates experienced in research in empirical accounting and finance, preferably in the areas of earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, but other related areas in accounting research will also be considered.

The project will feature parallel processing of many standard data as well as working with panel datasets. We particularly value interest in empirical analyses, especially in empirical accounting and finance, and panel data. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition, you should be an enthusiastic team member who is driven and committed with an ability to observe effectively and sensitively the cultural and the local norms in UAE.

- Duties will include management of day-to-day activities of research projects, conducting literature reviews, gathering data, analyzing data using appropriate quantitative methods, performing data analyses and data cleaning, merging different datasets and estimating the models using STATA, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate.
- The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and implement new research methodologies and materials and publish research findings in refereed journals.
- Highly motivated applicants with experience in the designated area and having a BSc. Or M.Sc. (preferable) degree in accounting/finance, and preferably with a technical background are strongly encouraged to submit their application for the position.


Minimum Qualification
- BSc. Or MSc. (preferable) Degree in accounting/finance or a closely related field from an internationally recognized university with a keen interest in quantitative data analysis.

Preferred Qualification
The ideal candidate will have
- High moral values and ethics, professionalism, and positive attitude.
- Willingness to grow exponentially by learning new technical and business topics and analytical software tools.
- Genuine interest in accounting, finance and data analytics.
- BSc. Or MSc. (preferable) Degree in accounting/finance or a closely related field.
- A good knowledge of econometrics and the use of STATA for data analysis as well as financial databases (such as: DataStream, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, etc.).
- Knowledge and application of topics in accounting and finance such as earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, market-based accounting research, either by education or through work experience.
- Advanced knowledge/experience with MS Office software.
- Advanced and demonstrated academic writing skills (sample work of project reports may be requested)

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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