Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

United Arab Emirates (AE)
18 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: UAE

Organization Name:   United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) 

About University:    United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE. 

In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked #5 in the Arab World and #350 worldwide. 

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand.  UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence. 

Job Category     Academic - Faculty

Job Type     Permanent

Assistant Professor  in  Biochemistry (315150) 

Job Description   
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments.    Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The appointee will be involved in the teaching of biochemistry and molecular biology to medical and graduate students at various levels and will be expected to pursue an active research program. The specific interests of the department include gene regulation, molecular biology/epigenetic of cancer and diabetes, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction and the effects of environmental agents on immune response, the molecular basis of diseases induced by retroviruses, signal transduction pathways, and neurodegenerative diseases. It is expected that the appointee’s research interests will complement those of the existing faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong Biochemistry/Molecular Biology background.

Minimum Qualification     
Candidates for this position must hold a Ph. D or M.D. or equivalent higher professional qualification from a reputed academic institution plus evidence of scholarly publications and provide evidence of undergraduate and/or postgraduate Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Preferred Qualification     

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
Special Instructions to Applications     
Candidates should apply through the University website (https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp)

Division     College of Medicine & Health Sciences
Department     Biochemistry - (CMHS) 

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