Research Assistant Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Others   Abu Dhabi   30 views Reference: 27240
Job Details

Strategic Responsibilities

Work as part of a large, interdisciplinary research team which is charged with delivering the Abu Dhabi Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (AD-PRAMS)

To work in hospitals across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to interview women with newborn children.

Constantly work to ensure that the project plan (protocol) is adhered to at all times

Operational Responsibilities

- · To travel to assigned hospitals around the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to perform interviews with women with newborn children.

- · To carefully follow the interview guidelines and plan

- · To use a handheld device/tablet to collect interview data

- · To follow ethical guidelines associated with the project

- · To be empathetic and kind to interviewees

- · To be familiar with, and follow, the plan (protocol) for data collection in the project

- · To keep careful records of interviews performed and any discrepancies

- · Reports and takes direction from Academic and Research leadership

- · Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in working with various stakeholders, physicians, and the public or private entities


- Ensures adherence to the University's information security policies and procedures, and reports breaches or other security risks accordingly.

- Ensures coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.

- Performs any other tasks assigned by the Study Leadership (CoPIs) and the line managers.

- Supports periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications

· Female applicants only (data will be collected from pregnant women after delivery)

· Bachelors Degree in any subject

· Language competency in English and (Gulf) Arabic

· High degree of empathy and emotional intelligence

· Attention to detail

· Sensitivity towards potentially challenging emotional situations

Preferred Qualifications

· Masters degree (or above) in social science/public health/epidemiology/medical science

Required Experiences

· Strong familiarity with working with digital devices (e.g. tablets)

Experience in interviewing for surveys

· Experience with interviewing women

· Experience with interviews covering sensitive areas

Company Description
The UAEs top-ranked university, Khalifa University is leading R&D of real-world solutions and preparing science and engineering graduates to build a better world.