Job description / Role
A Research Assistant position is available to join in the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Health Science, UAE University, AlAin, UAE. The focus of our research is to create patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS Cells). These hiPS cells will be differentiated into cells of pathological relevance to understand disease mechanisms and drug testing. The project involves creating iPSCs from PBMCs, lineage specific differentiation, epigenetic analysis, CRISPR/Cas9 based gene editing and other molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to candidate with experience in molecular biology and cell culture techniques. Experience in stem cells culture and differentiation is a plus.<b>Minimum Qualification</b>
The applicant must have Master's degree in biomedical science with a minimum of 1-2 years laboratory-based research experience.<b>Preferred Qualification</b>
Candidates with experience in molecular biology, culture and differentiation of stem cells will be given preference.<b>Expected Skills/Rank/Experience</b>
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-driven, hard-working person who can work independently and carryout experiments.
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.