Research Assistant - Grant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-475

Job description / Role

Job Description
The Department of Radiology at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is announcing the position of a research assistant in neuroscience.The research is to estimate psychophysiological outcomes of brain atrophy by performing a cross-sectional study of the population of the UAE.

Tasks to accomplish: to perform a brain morphometry study; to conduct physiological, psychological and dynamometry testing of the examinees; to perform post-processing of the MRI data; to perform statistical analysis of the acquired data.

Requirements for an applicant:
• Applicant have to have expertise in MRI acquisition, postprocessing for brain morphometry quantitative metrics, statistical analysis of big datasets. Good background knowledge in neuroradiology is needed.
• The candidate will be responsible for checking the quality of clinical images to get a desirable quality of MRI data at acquisition. S/he will also perform psychophysiological and dynamometry testing of participants of the research. In addition s/he will assist the undergraduate students, if involved in the same project.
• To participate in reviewing literature on the issue of the research and discuss the research results, it is appreciated that the candidate has a scientific background and is aware of the research methodology used in neuroscientific research.

We are looking for a hard-working individual who is committed to outstanding research with genuine interest in neuroscience, MRI, psychophysiology.
• This appointment is for 2 years.


Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Ability to analyze and interpret brain MRI images and other scientific data
• Communicate effectively with health care professionals
• Communicate fluently in English language
• Preparing Health care / hospital statistics
• Ability to work with SPM, FSL frameworks, SlySoft Statistica or SPSS Statistics
• Excellent knowledge of using the Internet and E-mail.

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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