Research Assistant - Grant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-760

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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 understand transcriptional/epigenetic control of gene expression in stem cell fate determination. We use hES and hiPS cells to differentiate in-vitro into neurons as well as hepatocytes and use this as model to understand gene expression regulatory mechanisms in normal and pathological conditions. The project involves handling of stem cell lines, epigenetic analysis, handling of laboratory animals, and molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to candidate with experience in molecular biology, cell culture and handling of animals. Experience in stem cells culture and differentiation will be given preference.

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-driven, hard-working person who can work independently and carryout experiments. The applicant must have Master's degree in biomedical science.

Minimum of 1-2 years laboratory-based research experience. Candidates with experience in molecular biology, culture and differentiation of stem cells will be given preference.

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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