Research Assistant, Grant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
29 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is announcing the position of a research assistant in Neuroscience. The lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying motor and cognitive recovery following early brain injury using non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques. The research project, for which this position is advertised, will investigate the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques on morphological and molecular changes in normal and oxygen-glucose deprived neonatal primary neurons and neuronal cell lines. The applicant must have previous experience in common methodologies in neuroscience cell-culture techniques such as primary neuronal/glial cell culturing from p3 pups, neuronal cell line maintenance, inverted fluorescence & confocal microscopy, Immunocytochemistry, Western Blotting, Real-time PCR and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Additionally, the candidate should be able to care for and handle laboratory animals (rat and mice), to maintain accurate records of experimental procedures and to perform basic mathematical and statistical computation and analysis.

Minimum Qualification

The Applicant should have a Master’s degree in neuroscience or biological sciences with a minimum of 2-year experience in neuroscience research.

Preferred Qualification As above

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience Ability to work in a team, to communicate effectively and proficiently in English language and to have good organizational skills to maintain records and to conduct him/herself at the highest professional level.

Special Instructions to Applicant The position is 1 year with potential extension of contract depending on future grants

Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences

Department As.Dean for Research&Grad.Std.-CMHS

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Staff

Salary 0 to 0 AED

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