Medical Research Specialist I

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7000 to 18000 AED
Friday, 8 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 7 June 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description General Responsibilities:

  • Management of PI’s laboratory: organization, equipment maintenance, consumables inventories, ordering and procurement of laboratory supplies and consumables.
  • Carry out experiments, perform data analysis, including the statistical analysis, and be involved in interpretation and communication of main results.
  • Organize and assist in the laboratory-based practical sessions for undergraduate medical students in the different Biochemistry courses.
  • Participate in the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Be responsible for the technical development, maintenance and troubleshooting of all laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure that safe laboratory practices are followed.

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Independently conduct experiments involving daily injections in mice. Blood extraction and analysis by spectrophotometry.
  • Maintenance of animal colony.
  • Conduct experiments involving surgical techniques as well as isolation and purification of specific cell populations using different purification techniques (autoMACS, FACs sorter).
  • Conduct experiments involving mammalian cell isolation and primary cell culture methodologies
  • Conduct experiments involving FACS analysis of different cell populations (spleen, lymph nodes, pancreas, tumors). Analyze and interpret the results
  • Conduct experiments involving general molecular biology techniques including PCR, RNA preparation/extraction and gel electrophoresis, immunocytochemistry, and ELISA Reporting to: PI responsible for research projects and to the Chair of the Department.

Minimum Qualification

B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualification

Demonstrated prior experience in animal care and handling, flow cytometry, molecular biology and cell culture techniques is essential.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Minimum 3-4 years in academic or research institution setting and/or in the relevant scientific field.

Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences

Department Biochemistry - (CMHS)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Staff

Salary 7000 to 18000 AED

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