Research Assistant in the Public Health Research Center

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Public Health Research Center (PHRC) at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a Research Assistant for the UAE Healthy Future Study: a cohort study in the GCC region aimed at recruiting Emirati National adults to study health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Position duties require planning, designing and performing various molecular and cell biology experiments. Experimental duties include performing molecular biology and clinical chemistry techniques as well as general lab maintenance, including organizing databases, placing orders, maintaining stock solutions, ensuring lab equipment is functioning properly, training students and personnel and assisting in different research projects in the lab. The candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills with a high level of proficiency in English and the ability to work effectively in a team as well as individually.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: 


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


  • BSc or MSc in Medical Technology or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology and clinical chemistry techniques
  • Experience in laboratory management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience with cardiovascular disease, obesity and/or diabetes
  • Experience in medical laboratory settings
  • Experience with RNA and cell culture

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