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Research Assistant - LC-MS Scientist

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1306

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
Fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and motivated LC-MS Scientist to join an expanding Chemistry Lab at Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE! As an accomplished Mass Spectrometry specialist, you will uphold a hands-on role within a bioanalytical testing laboratory. Using your previous experience, you will conduct small/large molecule analyses using LC-MS/MS, including mass spectrometers like Triple-Quadrupole, Q-TOF, Orbitrap etc, and associated techniques in support of analysing a range of drugs, proteins, plant hormones, metabolites and environmental pollutants.

You will play a key role in running the bioanalytical unit and supervising and training junior students/staff members. The candidate will be expected to design, develop, validate and troubleshoot new LCMS assays and carry out basic instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- A relevant degree in Chemistry (Or related subject)

Preferred Qualification
- BSc, MSc

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
To be considered for this role, the successful candidate will have:
- At least 2 years of experience developing novel chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods and/or experience in mass spectral interpretation and/or structure elucidation studies.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.
- Experience with Agilent and Shimadzu LC-MS/MS systems and a proven track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals will be an advantage.

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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Research Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 7,000

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