Research Assistant – Grant – United Arab Emirates University , UAE

Job Description General Responsibilities:
– Carry out experiments, perform data analysis, including the statistical analysis, and be involved in interpretation and communication of main results. – Participate in the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. – Be responsible for the technical development, maintenance and troubleshooting of the relevant laboratory equipment. – Ensure that safe laboratory practices are followed. Specific Responsibilities and Tasks: – Independently conduct experiments involving daily injections in mice. Blood extraction and analysis by spectrophotometry. – Maintenance of animal colony. – Conduct experiments involving surgical techniques as well as isolation and purification of specific cell populations using different purification techniques (autoMACS, FACs sorter). – Conduct experiments involving mammalian cell isolation and primary cell culture methodologies – Conduct experiments involving general molecular biology techniques including PCR, RNA preparation/extraction and gel electrophoresis, immunocytochemistry, and ELISA – Assist in training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students on specific laboratory techniques relevant to their projects (animal handling, molecular and cellular assays). – Train and supervise other research staff recruited on grants, graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualification
B.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline.
Preferred Qualification Demonstrated prior experience in animal care and handling and cell culture techniques is essential.
Expected Skills/Rank/Experience Minimum 5 years in academic or research institution setting and/or in the relevant scientific field.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences
Department As.Dean for Research&Grad.Std.-CMHS
Job Close Date open until filled
Job Category Staff

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