Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-694

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in the area of Operations Research and Management Sciences. Selected candidate's duties will include management of research related activities in areas related to smart mobility and logistics.

On a typical day, selected candidate shall be involved in conducting literature review, operations research modeling, computer programming-based analysis, and publish research findings in refereed journals.


Minimum Qualification
- M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Management Science, Computer science or a related field
- Familiarity with Operations Research based modeling tools such as GAMS, Gurobi/Cplex, and programming languages such as Python, C++, or Matlab
- Good verbal and written communication skills (in English).
- Highly motivated applicants with (0-3 years) experience in the designated area and having a M.Sc. degree, and preferably with a technical background, are invited to submit their applications to the position (appropriate M.Sc. project/thesis work acceptable should be counted as experience).

Preferred Qualification
- Prior Experience of operations research modeling and application in research and (or) practice environments.
- Published research papers.

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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