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Research Assistant - Grant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-609

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory 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 lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying motor and cognitive recovery following early brain injury using non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques.

The research project, for which this position is advertised, will investigate the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques on morphological and molecular changes in normal and oxygen-glucose deprived neonatal primary neurons and neuronal cell lines.

The applicant must have previous experience in common methodologies in neuroscience cell-culture techniques such as primary neuronal/glial cell culturing from p3 pups, neuronal cell line maintenance, inverted fluorescence & confocal microscopy, Immunocytochemistry, Western Blotting, Real-time PCR and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.
Additionally, the candidate should be able to care for and handle laboratory animals (rat and mice), to maintain accurate records of experimental procedures and to perform basic mathematical and statistical computation and analysis.


Minimum Qualification
The Applicant should have a Master's degree in neuroscience or biological sciences with a minimum of 2-year experience in neuroscience research.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
Ability to work in a team, to communicate effectively and proficiently in English language and to have good organizational skills to maintain records and to conduct him/herself at the highest professional level.

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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