Research Assistant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6000-8000 UAE Dirhams per month
28 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The laboratory for Clinical Experimental Neurophysiology at CMHS, UAE University, is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to work on different projects exploring cortical plasticity in health and disease. The Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for up to two years. The projects involve the use of neuropsychological tests and non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), repetitive TMS, transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), and electroencephalography (EEG) in healthy subjects and patients.

For additional information contact:

Prof. Milos Ljubisavljevic
Department of Physiology
CMHS, UAE University - Al An, UAE
Email: mlos@uaeu.ac.ae

  • Support the clinical neurophysiology laboratory by developing, implementing, administering, and scoring psychological and neuropsychological tests and questionnaires.
  • Collect, abstract, and interpret subject data and verify the accuracy of data.
  • Ensure availability of neuropsychological tests and test protocols and assists in ordering test materials, equipment, and consumables.
  • Schedule subject participants for study day activities, including consenting.
  • Maintaining participant test files and neuropsychology databases for tracking and evaluation records.
  • Administer and score different verbal, nonverbal, written, and computerized neuropsychological and psychological tests in patients and participants.
  • Review neuropsychological examination records and ensure that they are complete and accurate.
  • Use multiple online tools to support data collection from participants and have a range of familiarity with technology.
  • Independently conduct experiments involving clinical neurophysiology techniques (EEG, Evoke Potentials, TMS, tDCS, tACS, and fNIRS).

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc.) in Neuropsychology, Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Neuropsychology, Psychology, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Neuropsychology/Psychology or related discipline.
  • Prior experience in human clinical research studies or in settings with direct relevant patient contact.
  • Experienced in neurocognitive testing software, data entry, and database maintenance, and maintaining study records.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, e-mail systems, file transfer, and spreadsheets and proficient with Microsoft Office 365 Suite.
  • Good organizational, communication, statistical, analytical, neuropsychological assessment, and writing skills are necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • A strong publication record, previous extramural funding, and neuroimaging experience will be viewed favorably.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Minimum 3-4 years in an academic or research institution setting and the relevant scientific field.

Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences
Department As.Dean for Research&Grad.Std.-CMHS
Job Close Date 31-12-2022
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant
Salary 6000-8000 UAE Dirhams per month

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