Job Details
Posting Date
12/12/2018 Expiry Date 12/01/2019 Job Reference Number: 1209-2018-12-12T14:03:21
Research Assistant (RA)- in Molecular Biology
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences
Job Purpose

               We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated Research Assistant (RA) candidate interested in research on wound healing and oral diagnostics at Sharjah Institute for Medical Research, based in the Medical & Health Sciences Colleges Campus, University of Sharjah. The project aims for developing novel approaches in stem cell and tissue engineering that will act as a focal point to prosecute, support, coordinate and disseminate basic and translational dental research related to regenerative medicine, that is applicable in clinical dentistry. A deep interest is place on bone, cartilage and neural regeneration which also explore the development of innovative tissue scaffolds. The foregoing will significantly contribute and add value to theundergraduate program, and the proposed postgraduate program at College of Dental Medicine.

                 The daily duties  also rotates with the Wound Healing and Biomaterial Science Research Group Programs, which together form an integrated  multidisciplinary research cluster  within the College of Dental Medicine and are based in the same Research  Center. Active in-house collaborations with other research groups working on cancer, drug discovery and others may also take place.  

                The RA is thus expected to be familiar with cell and molecular biology work and additional experience working with dental pulp stem cells and tissue engineering is an advantage.  The center also holds an animal research facility, and post-docs are required to have knowledge in handling small animals for research in tissue implant studies.

                The RA  duties is generally exhaustive and requires strong commitment, with extended laboratory work hours and the  post-doc should be able to travel for attending courses and workshops and conferences as part of  their continuous professional development. The final expected output are scientific research publications and research products that contribute to advances in healthcare.

Main accountabilities & expectations

 Maintain the  organization of the research labs through procurement activities, inventory keeping, managing material stock and keeping the lab at maximum standards based on rules and regulations of the Sharjah Institute for Medical Research.

 Coordinate the daily work of all research projects within the Research Group and connect activities with other Research Groups across the Research Clusters.

Train undergraduate and graduate students in relevant laboratory work and support their academic research projects.

Conduct research work in the Research Group, which include Research Proposal Writing, managing and operating relevant research equipment and instrument, running the laboratory test and data collection and analysis independently, report writing and preparing manuscripts for journal publications.

Engage in continuous search for new knowledge and skills for advancing research competitiveness in the Research Group.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience
  1. The candidate must possess MSc degree in Biological Sciences, with excellent experience in research as evidenced from his/her publication record.
  2. Has experienced at least one cycle of full-time RA rotation and completed an independent project with scientific publications.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  1. Laboratory skills in cell and molecular biology, including DNA and RNA and proteomic work
  2. Small animal handling
  3. Ability to work in a team comprising of both fundamental sciences and translational clinical sciences members.
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 1 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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