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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the lab of Dr. Nadia Akawi to carry out research focused on the molecular basis of cardiovascular disease.

This full time fixed-term post is funded by the United Arab Emirates University for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Genetics and Genomics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al-Ain, UAE.

The UAE is an open and tolerant society and clearly one of the most attractive places to live and work in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates University is situated in the city of Al-Ain. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only an hour's drive from Al-Ain.


Minimum Qualification
Applicants should hold at least an MSc in a relevant subject area and should have experience in the area of cardiovascular biology and/or metabolism.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
You will have extensive experience in the area of mass spectrometry and biochemical assays, together with experience in basic molecular techniques (such as PCR, Western Blot) and human cell culture techniques. You will have experience of managing your own academic research and associated activities, together with previous experience of publishing original research. You will also have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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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