Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
• The successful applicant will work as a research assistant (RA) on a project studying insecticide resistance in house flies and mosquitos in the UAE.

The RA will do the following tasks:
• Conduct field work including travelling for mosquito and fly sample collection from different areas in the UAE, (2) Conduct laboratory work including insecticide bioassays, sample processing, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and other lab tasks
• Perform data entry into computer and participate in data analysis
• Collect and sort references and participate in manuscript writing
• Work with graduate students in the field and the laboratory as well as with the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre teams
• Organize the laboratory and conduct inventory, and
• Keep track of the laboratory records (purchasing, waste recycling, maintenance).


Minimum Qualification
• Master's degree in Entomology or Zoology

Preferred Qualification
• Master's degree in Entomology or Zoology

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• The successful applicant should have excellent English writing and speaking skills. In addition, the applicant should have good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
• Has at least one research paper on mosquitoes or house flies published in a first-tier indexed peer-reviewed journal.

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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