Job Details
Posting Date
15/09/2021 Expiry Date 15/10/2021 Job Reference Number: 1614-2021-03-08T13:43:31
Laboratory Officer
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College College of Dental Medicine
Department Office Dental Medicine
Job Purpose

The College of Dental Medicine at the University of Sharjah is seeking a well-qualified candidate for a full-time position as Lab Officer.  The successful candidate shall support the research activities of the Master of Dental Surgery Program at College of dental Medicine.

Main accountabilities & expectations

1.     The Graduate Students Lab Officer organize, manage and support dental graduate students in laboratory research at Sharjah Institute for Medical Research and College of Dental Medicine.


2.     Coordinate with Research Group Supervisors to organize the labs for graduate students research activities to ensure smooth running of the labs, with respect to students organized rotations in the labs, to enable all students to have equal opportunities to complete their research work efficiently.


3.     Ensure harmony and safety of graduate students in the labs with proper storage, handling and appropriate distribution of materials and consumables, for research work to ensure proper use of resources.


4.     Organize students training and supervision in bench work and scientific techniques.


5.     Support students in purchasing materials and consumables for research.


6.     Report on project progress, identify issues that lead to work delay and suggest solutions to overcome problems to ensure graduate students project milestones are timely achieved.


7.     Responsible for inventory of consumables and materials, equipment and instruments in students labs, including maintenance, servicing and validation of lab scientific equipment belonging to College of Dental Medicine.

Job Specific Accountabilities

Continuous Improvement

Provide input to enhance the department's policy and procedures, and follow all relevant processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions to ensure that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


Systems, Processes and Reports

Generate relevant reports and ensure that they are prepared timely and accurately, and meet the department's requirements and standards.

Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English.
  • Good skills in cell and molecular biology techniques

Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • MSc in cell and molecular biology or associated equivalent
  • 5 years' experience in lab supervision
  • Proven record of participation in research programs

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

Behavioral CompetencyDescription
Integrity & Respect
  • Promote an openness, honesty and sincerity work environment in all communications with both internal and external customer.
  • Respect UOS core values, the dignity and culture-diversity of all members of the university's community.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change and respond positively to unexpected and rapidly changing work conditions.
  • Open to new ideas and initiatives relevant to own area of work.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues, by showing interest and carefully listening to their needs.
  • Keep people accurately informed and up to date.
  • Use clear, understandable language appropriate to the receiver.
  • Time Management: Determine the appropriate allocation of time.
  • Task Management: Balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
Conflict Management
  • Address conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disagreements occur.
  • Work to resolve conflict among team members by showing respect for others' opinions and working toward agreeable solutions.
Accountability & Accuracy
  • Deliver work of a high standard of quality and according to procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Accept full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member.
  • Display a strong commitment to organizational success.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 5 or more
Living In UAE Open for all