Medical Research Specialist I

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7000 to 18000 AED
30 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for the post of Medical Research Specialist with a special focus on qualitative research methods at the Institute of Public Health (IPH), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. The IPH has a wide range of interest areas including Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The successful applicant will provide educational, technical and administrative support to IPH for its teaching and research activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide technical, administrative and computing support to faculty and students using statistical and presentational software (STATA, SPSS, R, Excel, PowerPoint).
  2. Assist with research studies including data collection, data entry and analysis.
  3. Assist with teaching sessions including computer practical sessions.
  4. Provide assistance with the design and preparation of slides, posters and graphics for presentations, conferences and medical exhibitions (local & international).
  5. Perform other academically-related duties as determined by the head of department.

Minimum Qualification

Applicants should possess a Master degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related Basic/Health Science subject along with relevant experience in research and teaching.

Preferred Qualification

PhD in Public Health degree

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods, including data collection, data entry and analysis.
  • Experience in using qualitative research software (Nvivo).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Abilities to conduct interviews, experience in transcribing records and provide a thematic analysis.
  • Excellent computing skills and familiarity with the use and application of statistical packages, databases, spreadsheets & graphics.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Demonstrated awareness of cultural, privacy and confidentiality issues.
  • Good team working skills and flexibility with working hours. Fluency in English.
  • A working knowledge of additional languages such as Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and/or Malayalam will be an advantage.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should submit a cover letter together with a full curriculum vitae

Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences

Department Public Health Institute - (CMHS)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Staff

Salary 7000 to 18000 AED