Research Assistant - Grant (PhD Position)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-771

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:
A Research Assistant/PhD position is available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), United Arab Emirates University. Our laboratory is interested in understanding the biology of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and its associated diseases. This post specifically involves using a rabbit model to understand the relationship between EBV and the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. The position is supported by a grant from the UAEU-Zayed Center for Health Sciences. The post is for a total of 4 years and registration to the CMHS PhD program is mandatory.

Requirements

The position is for an enthusiastic, ambitious, and hard-working individual with an MSc degree in a biomedical sciences, preferably with a major in microbiology.

The successful candidate must meet the university requirements for registration to our PhD program (see UAEU, College of Graduate Studies website for details).

The successful candidate is expected to start in January/February 2021, with PhD registration to commence from academic year 2021.

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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