Research Assistant in Cancer Research

United Arab Emirates (AE)
22 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Assistant

Grade Number   6

Position Number   600601

Posting Number   1617

Job Description
A research assistant is needed to assist in research project under direct supervision of the PI. The project focuses on cancer research. In this project, we will screen for potential anti-cancer compounds from natural sources. In addition, we will investigate the mechanisms (at the cellular and molecular levels) responsible for the anti-cancer effect of these compounds. 

Minimum Qualification

Minimum qualifications for this position:

  • Must have Bachelor's degree in a biological science, preferably molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • Prior research experience with at least two years of the following: standard cellular and molecular techniques: mammalian cell culture (establishment and maintenance) using sterile techniques, protein extraction from cells/tissues, western blotting, and cellular analysis including flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry staining assays, siRNA, genomic DNA/RNA isolation, PCR (RT-PCR/qPCR).

Preferred Qualification 
MSc. degree in cellular and molecular biology or related fields. 

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • Tissue culture of human cell lines (establishment and maintenance).
  • Perform a variety of laboratory procedures (in vitro experiments) using human cell lines (cancer and normal). -Protein expression (western blot).
  • Immunofluorescence assay.
  • Collect, organize and analyze experimental data via software and spreadsheet applications.
  • Placing purchase orders of reagents. -Preparing reagents and solutions for experiments.
  • Organizing the lab stocks.

​*Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in mammalian cell culture and western blotting.

Required skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Goal oriented and high level of motivation.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team. 

Job Close Date   open until filled