Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-866

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
- Research to help with program benchmarking, basic market research, data collection for accreditation and ranking etc, all aspects related to research that are assigned by the Vice Dean for the CBE.
- Data entry and collecting articles. These activities should be conducted from the University in Al-Ain and assigned to her through the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, after consulting with the concerned faculty member and agreement with the Vice Dean.
- Compose and distribute correspondences, notices, forms, calendars, manuals, presentations, brochures and other related materials.
- Any other duties as assigned as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Bachelor Degree.
- A minimum of 5 years of administrative assistant experience, which includes experience in providing high-level administrative support and support for special projects and confidential work, preferably in a higher education setting, is required. .
- Experience with planning special events is required.
- Project management skills and using Microsoft Project is needed.
- Fluency in English and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualification
- Bachelor Degree.
- A minimum of 5 years of administrative assistant experience, which includes experience in providing high-level administrative support and support for special projects and confidential work, preferably in a higher education setting, is required.
- Experience with planning special events is required.
- Project management skills and experience in using Microsoft Project is needed.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of office management
- Knowledge of software applications, including office software and database management
- Knowledge of the types and applications of standard office filing systems
- Knowledge of and ability to perform online searches and conduct online research
- Ability to prioritize work and make independent decisions regarding procedures and operations
- Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned activities
- Ability to write concisely, express thoughts clearly and develop ideas in a logical sequence
- Ability to follow guidelines, procedures, and written and oral instructions
- Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues and be thoughtful of multicultural environment; Ability to plan and organize work for various functions
- Ability to develop effective office work procedures; Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with both academic leaders, as well as administrative staff to accomplish assigned tasks
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and show initiative
- Ability to research and navigate social media
- Ability to exercise discretion in handling highly confidential information and work with confidential and time sensitive materials

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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