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Employment: Full Time

The Department of Biology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is seeking applications for a full-time research assistant to investigate how metabolic regulations constrain metabolism. The successful candidate will be offered a 2-year position in a research project supported by a UAEU research council. The candidate will be involved in the study which is focused on understanding how different regulatory interactions such as enzyme-metabolite inhibition and enzyme-metabolite activation interactions are constraining the metabolism. The project will analyze gene expression data and in combination with statistical and mathematical modeling approaches, it will address the research objectives.


Minimum Qualification
Candidate must have completed a master's degree in Bioinformatics / Systems Biology / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Microbiology / Biochemistry and preference will be given to those having knowledge/experience of computer programming (preferably R) and a good understanding of biological systems, especially metabolic systems.

Preferred Qualification
Highly motivated candidates with strong academic track records and relevant experience in Bioinformatics and Systems biology (for example transcriptomics, NGS, mathematical modeling, Network analysis) are especially encouraged to apply.

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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