Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The successful applicant will work as a research assistant (RA) on a project studying livestock ticks in the UAE. The RA will do the following tasks: (1) conduct fieldwork including traveling for sample collection from camel and animal farms in the UAE, (2) conduct laboratory work including sample processing, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and other lab tasks, (3) perform data entry into the computer and participate in data analysis, (4) collect and sort references and participate in manuscript writing, (5) work with graduate students in the field and the laboratory, (6) organize the laboratory and conduct inventory, and (7) keep track of the laboratory records (purchasing, waste recycling, maintenance).

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's degree in Entomology, Biology, or Zoology.

Preferred Qualification
Bachelor's degree in Entomology, Biology, or Zoology.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
The successful applicant should have a valid UAE driving license to travel for sample collection. In addition, the applicant should have good knowledge of UAE animals and preferably be familiar with UAE University's research system. Also, the applicant should have excellent English writing and speaking skills. Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

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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Research Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 7,000

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