Research Assistant in Veterinary Medicine

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8.000 - 10.000 AED monthly
06 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work as Research Assistant in the Abu Dhabi International Virtual Research Institute for Food Security in the Drylands. This institute features a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary R&D program and provides an international collaboration platform for researchers and stakeholders of the public and private food and agricultural sector. The virtual research institute strives to generate knowledge and technological innovation in support of food security in the UAE and other arid environments of the world. As part of one of its research themes, the institute is aiming to track and forecast terrestrial and aquatic farm animal disease transmission paths, under the supervision of Dr. Moneeb Qablan. The successful candidate will deploy an extensive knowledge in molecular biology, statistical analysis and modeling. She/he will also conduct field work and sample collection from various animal species (camel, small ruminant and poultry).

The position is based on a ten months contract that may be renewed on an annual basis. The work is based at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain.

Minimum Qualification

Master degree in veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, biology or any relevant specialization with a background in either bacteriology, virology, or parasitology. Expected is an excellent knowledge in data collection and analysis as well as statistical modeling. The candidate should have experience in basic molecular biology techniques.

Preferred Qualification

Knowledge in phylogenetic analysis, metagenomic sequence analysis, R programming, SPSS, advanced statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Applicants should have knowledge in the following:

  • Operating systems (Windows, Maac OS)
  • Microsoft office
  • Statistical software (SPSS and R)
  • Basic bioinformatics tools (e.g. MEGA, BioEdite, Blast)
  • GIS software (ArcGIS, Miramon).

Division College of Agricul.&Veterinary Med.
Department Veterinary Medicine - (CAVM)
Job Close Date 31-12-2022
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant
Salary 8.000 - 10.000 AED monthly

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