Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-777

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
A Research Assistant position is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science, UAE University. The position is funded by the Research grant "Polynomial Invariants of Quasi-alternating Links" UAEU Program for Advanced Research (UPAR).

The position is for 3 months with possibility of extension depending on the performance and the availability of funding. Salary is tax-free and will be around 9,000 AED Monthly. The focus of the research is in the area of Knot theory. More precisely the use of different knot invariants to study quasi-alternating links.

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision and guidance of the PI of the project to study the quantum invariants of quasi-alternating links. The expected outcome of this study is to find obstruction criteria for quasi-alternateness leading to the characterization of this class of knots and links.

The progress of the research work will be discussed through regular meetings with the PI.

Minimum Degree: PhD in Low Dimensional Topology or in a related field.

Requirements

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have a solid background in knot theory, and precisely has interest in quantum invariants of links and three-manifolds. In addition, he should have a track record of conducting high quality research in the field and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with international experience in the research field are preferred.
Duties of Researcher.

The research assistant will work under the supervision and guidance of the PI of the project to study the quantum invariants of quasi-alternating links. The expected outcome of this study is to find obstruction criteria for quasi-alternateness leading to the characterization of this class of knots and links.

The progress of the research work will be discussed through regular meetings with the PI.

Minimum Qualification
PhD in low dimensional topology or related field.

Preferred Qualification
PhD in low dimensional topology or related field, with international experience in the field of research.

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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