Job Details
Posting Date
09/11/2020 Expiry Date 09/12/2020 Job Reference Number: 1490-2020-11-09T10:42:03
Postdoctoral fellow in Diabetes Research
Category Research
College Departments
Department Sharjah Institute for Medical Research
Job Purpose

​The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the Diabetes and metabolic syndrome Research Group. Applicants (m/f) should have a PhD or MD degree as well as relevant experience and a proven publication record in diabetes research. Excellent communication skills, fluency in English and the ability to work independently and together with a team are essential. Talented postdocs (m/f) who are accepted will receive two year fully funded postdoctoral positions.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in a biomedical science field with a minimum of two years’ experience in diabetes research. He/She should have experience in isolating of pancreatic islets, siRNA silencing, cell culturing, qRT-PCR, western blot, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, ELISA and other basic cell-based experiments. Candidates with experience in animal models of diabetes diseases and bioinformatics will be preferred. 

Main accountabilities & expectations

1. Manage the day-to-day running of the diabetes research group lab

2. Manage the ordering, stocktaking and budget for the group.

3. Perform research projects assigned to him/her by the group members. 

4. Data analysis and presentation in seminars and conferences. 

5. Supervise graduate or undergraduate students. ​

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience

PhD in diabetes and endocrine diseases/ molecular biology/physiology/ Biochemistry or in a closely related field.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
  • ​An in-depth knowledge of techniques related to diabetes diseases, cell culturing, and techniques such as qRT-PCR, Co-immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, flow cytometry testing as well familiarity with confocal microscopy. 
  • Experience with animal handling and bioinformatics. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with staff and faculty at the institute. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all