Ref: RP749-873

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Neurodegenerative disease research at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to investigate the role of Parkinson's disease associated gene, Parkin in in vitro and in vivo models. The position is supported by Al Jalila Foundation Research grant.


Minimum Qualification
The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in Biological Science/Biochemistry.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
It is expected that the person is highly motivated, hardworking and can work independently. Good understanding of cell culture, handling mouse, experience with basic microscopy, staining techniques (immunohistochemistry), basic biochemistry and molecular biology skills (e.g. Western blotting, cloning, PCR) are required.

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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