UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Medical Research Specialist I

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Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
05 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2020
Ref
2658
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Management of PI’s lab/team: organization, machine/software maintenance, ordering and procurement of hardware/software and consumables.
  • Carry out experiments, run simulations, learn new software, 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 computers.
  • Ensure that the work is completed efficiently and on a timely manner.
  • Adhere to the university regulations and safety whenever applicable.

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Independently conduct experiments involving simulations in density functional theory, electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics, docking, and machine learning in artificial intelligence.
  • Maintenance and follow up on short-run and long-run simulations..
  • Conduct experiments involving medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, biochemical processes, and mutations.
  • Run jobs on Linux (and windows) operating systems, using software like, Gaussian, MolPro, OpenEye, AIMALL, etc.
  • Analyze and interpret the results using GUI interfaces like Gaussview, unix shell scripts, and codes like C++, Fortran.
  • Generate advanced graphs to illustrate the results.
  • Write (advanced English skills are desired), communicate and disseminate the work.
  • Undergraduate medical students during the Biochemistry practical sessions.
  • Assist in training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students on specific software/methodologies relevant to their projects (understanding theory, running jobs, extracting data, analyzing results, and writing it).
  • Train and supervise other research staff recruited on grants, graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualification PhD degree in a relevant discipline (computational sciences, computational chemistry/biochemistry)

Preferred Qualification Demonstrated prior experience in using various operating systems including Unix/Linux, ab initio electronic structure theory, density functional theory, machine learning in artificial intelligence, molecular dynamics is essential.

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

Special Instructions to Applicant  

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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