Research Assistant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful applicant will work as a research assistant (RA) on a project studying insecticide resistance in house flies and mosquitos in the UAE.

The RA will do the following tasks:

  1. Conduct field work including travelling for mosquito and fly sample collection from different areas in the UAE,
  2. Conduct laboratory work including insecticide bioassays, sample processing, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and other lab tasks,
  3. Perform data entry into computer and participate in data analysis,
  4. Collect and sort references and participate in manuscript writing,
  5. Work with graduate students in the field and the laboratory as well as with the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre teams,
  6. Organize the laboratory and conduct inventory, and
  7. Keep track of the laboratory records (purchasing, waste recycling, maintenance).

Minimum Qualification

Master's degree in Entomology or Zoology

Preferred Qualification

Master's degree in Entomology or Zoology

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

The successful applicant should have excellent English writing and speaking skills. In addition, the applicant should have good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Has at least one research paper on mosquitoes or house flies published in a first-tier indexed peer-reviewed journal.

Division College of Science - (COS)
Department Biology - (COS)
Job Close Date 30-11-2022
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

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