Research Assistant in Biology

United Arab Emirates (AE)
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Assistant

Grade Number    19

Position Number   600802

Posting Number    1887

Job Description
- Conducting DNA/RNA extraction (manual and automated), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, gel imaging, PCR/gel band purification. - Conduct literature reviews. - Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project. - Help and train students working on the research project. - Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers. - Collects biological samples from farms/fields outside the UAE University campus. - Travel between the seven Emirates to collect biological samples and meet with collaborators. - Writes scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. - Efficiently use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Adobe Photoshop.

The candidate should also have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of the use and preparation of molecular research chemicals and reagents
  • Knowledge of entomology and molecular biology terminology
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to tend to details
  • Ability to maintain records and inventories • Ability to operate a personal computer 

Minimum Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Entomology. 

Job Close Date     30-05-2018