Medical Research Specialist I

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
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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