Job Details
Posting Date
09/11/2020 Expiry Date 09/12/2020 Job Reference Number: 1489-2020-11-09T10:31:53
Post-doctoral research associate in Epidemiology/Public health
Category Research
College Departments
Department Sharjah Institute for Medical Research
Job Purpose
  • ​The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral research associate position in the clinical epidemiology research group. We are looking to appoint a suitable candidate with training, experience and achievements in epidemiological and public health research. 
  • The successful candidate will work in a highly multidisciplinary research environment consisting of epidemiologists and public health researchers. 
  • The successful candidate will support and coordinate ongoing epidemiological research projects as required.
Main accountabilities & expectations

The responsibilities of the post-doctoral research associate will include and will not be limited to:

1. Manage the day-to day running of the clinical epidemiology research group 

2. Collaborate and work effectively with faculty, staff and project coordinators to ensure the timely delivery of key project milestones and high-quality research output.

3. To work with researchers within the clinical epidemiology research group to develop and disseminate original research that supports the group’s research agenda 

4. Prepare drafts of research ethical approvals 

5. Prepare drafts of research plans for grant applications 6. Prepare drafts of research reports for publication 

7. Contribute and oversee field surveys and data collection 

8. Develop, modify and update data collection tools and software for different projects. 9. Lead on the data management and cleaning of datasets.

10. Analyze both primary and secondary data under faculty supervision. 11. Produce statistical outputs, tables and visualizations of findings. 

12. Develop and deliver both written and visual outputs that are appropriate for different stakeholders. 

13. Write and draft scientific reports 

14. Assist in academic manuscript writing​

Job Specific Accountabilities


Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in epidemiology/public health/biostatistics or a closely related field with at least 2 years of independent research experience. 

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


1. Hold a PhD in either epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or a related field 

2. Expertise in multi-level and integrated statistical data analysis and data management.

3. Proficient with statistical software such as SPSS/SAS. 4. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals of recognized excellence 

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and also preferably Arabic.

6. Excellent organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

7. Must be motivated and has the ability to work pro-actively and independently.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all