Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Department of Veterinary Medicine of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking candidates for a Research Assistant position in the field of tick parasitology for eighteen (18) months. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to strengthening and promoting tick research in the department. The research assistant should have expertise in ticks and other ectoparasites.

The tasks of the research assistant are tick collection in the field from camels and other livestock as well as wildlife, installation of traps for wildlife, DNA/RNA extractions, conducting PCRs, data collection/data management, statistical analysis (preferably R software) and manuscript writing. The selected candidate must have the ability to work independently in the field, analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate measures to resolve problems while following UAEU/CAVM policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualification
- Master degree in parasitology/entomology
- Research experience dealing with ticks and other ectoparasites
- Fluency in English (oral and written)

Preferred Qualification
- Fluency in Arabic

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Collection of ticks from animals
- Wildlife trapping
- DNA/RNA extractions
- Conducting PCRs
- Data collection/data management
- Statistical analysis (preferably R software)
- Manuscript writing

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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