Research Associate Full-time Job

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Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

The Biotechnology Center is looking to recruit a research associate to make a positive contribution to our research team. This is an exciting role in which the post holder will have the ability to work in all areas of our Genomics team to ensure operations flow efficiently across the center. The Staff Scientist will aid in the discovery of new therapeutic targets (using bulk/single cell multi-omics) and to bridge the valley of death (by functionally validating these targets).

Operational Responsibilities

The Research Associate will be responsible for the following activities:

· Employing cell culture techniques: isolating and cultivating endothelial cells and other cell types from surgical specimens (human and mouse).

· Preparation of single cell libraries and sequencing.

· Conducting protein and molecular biology assays, such as western blotting, polymerase chain reaction, flow cytometry, viral transduction investigations, and siRNA transfection.

· Histology: fixation, embedding, sectioning (vibrotome or cryostat), and immuno-staining of human and mouse tissue.

· Imaging and tissue slide analysis.

· Participating in and/or assisting in animal experiments.

· Product, consumable, and device ordering. Follow-up shipments. Stock management.

· To guarantee laboratory safety, maintain a clean and orderly laboratory and equipment.

· Communicating and reporting laboratory results professionally and in digital format (e.g. Excel) and attending seminars.

· Independently organize and troubleshoot practical work; provide direction and focus to research.

· Sequencing

· Genotyping

· DNA/RNA extraction

Supervisory Responsibilities

· Contributes to research center or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.

· Fosters service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental and advisory capacity.

· Managing the project, including supervising junior colleagues, creating daily agendas, managing budgets, authoring articles and funding proposals, devising experiments, etc.

· Supports and participates in research activities.

Desired Skills and Experience

Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

· Master degree in Science, Biology or any related Science major.

· A minimum of 2 years experience is required. Candidate must be able to work independently Experience of undertaking assigned research tasks and starting to manage own workload

· Contributing to scientific papers and academic journal articles where possible acting as lead/ corresponding author

· A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture

· Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)

· Ability to function as part of a team working on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines

· Well-developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

· All applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of, or high potential for, high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by their publication records and/or letters of recommendation. Candidates interested in translational research and entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.

Desired Criteria

· Masters gained from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University

· At least 2 year of increasingly accountable relevant experience as a researcher in academia or in industry

· At least 1 lead author publication in a Q1 journal in the relevant field

· Experience contributing to high impact publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

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.