UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant in Cancer Research

Location
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Posted
22 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

‚Äč*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

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