Job Details
Posting Date
13/May/2024 Expiry Date 13/Jun/2024 Job Reference Number: 2295-2024-05-13T11:23:29
Postdoc – Center for Family and Child Studies
CATEGORY Research
College Departments
Department Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences
Job Purpose

​The Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher. The researcher will work within the Center for Family and Child Studies (CFCS) in (RIHSS) and assist its members in relevant research projects. The researcher will also be responsible for assisting with:

  • Building and enhancing the capacity and capability of the Family and Child Research Team
  • Collecting and analyzing data and writing technical reports.
  • Building family scales and indicators
  • Developing and designing family policies​


Main accountabilities & expectations


  • Carrying out studies and family surveys and collecting data for various research projects as well as analyzing them
  • Studying, in collaboration with relevant family institutions, the needs of such groups as the elderly, parents, mothers, adolescents, people of determination, and the youth
  • Building comprehensive statistical indicators that relate to family and child issues in accordance with local, regional and international standards.
  • Building social and family standards such as those for marital compatibility, divorce, stress, anxiety, happiness, and family cohesion.
  • Adapting scientific tests and measurements to the local UAE environment.
  • Building best professional practices for dealing with family issues.
  • Training research assistants and students, especially graduates, on how to conduct social research.
  • Publishing research findings and presenting them in conferences and meetings.​

Required Skills
  • Carrying out studies and family surveys and collecting data for various research projects as well as analyzing them
  • Studying, in collaboration with relevant family institutions, the needs of such groups as the elderly, parents, mothers, adolescents, people of determination, and the youth
  • Building comprehensive statistical indicators that relate to family and child issues in accordance with local, regional and international standards.
  • Building social and family standards such as those for marital compatibility, divorce, stress, anxiety, happiness, and family cohesion.
  • Adapting scientific tests and measurements to the local UAE environment.
  • Building best professional practices for dealing with family issues.
  • Training research assistants and students, especially graduates, on how to conduct social research.
  • Publishing research findings and presenting them in conferences and meetings.

Desirable Requirements
  • ​​Educational background in family counseling/ family psychology/family social work/ or family sociology or related fields
  • ​Experience in analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and presenting them.
  • Experience in managing research projects and submitting applications for external grants ​


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Job Criteria
Gender , Male, Female,
Qualifications Phd
Relevant Experience 2
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality , All,
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