Research Assistant - Grant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-855

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description

Research Assistant position with the psychiatry department. We are looking for a suitable candidate to work on a research project focused on evaluating response to treatment in major depression by using genetic tests. The post holder will be based at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University under Dr Arnone's supervision.

This position is for an initial 12 months period and may be renewable depending on the progress of the project. The role is varied and will offer learning and research opportunities including:

Facilitate recruitment of suitable participants in Al Ain under supervision. Participate to data collection and storage. Participate to data analysis. Write up data for presentation in the context of conferences and for publication.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology or neuroscience. Previous working experience in healthcare settings or in government health services would be an advantage. Individuals who can demonstrate career achievements and with a strong drive and interest in the subject area will be preferred.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

It is expected that the applicants will be a good communicator in English (both spoken and written). Knowledge of Gulf Arabic is not necessary but would be an advantage. Proficiency with popular software including Microsoft Office, Android OS and iOS are necessary for this role. We would expect that the successful candidate will have a strong sense of local culture and respect for local customs and sensitivities. There will be a degree of unpredictability in hours and days of work depending on tasks but time can be compensated during the week in case working during the weekend is necessary.

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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