Research Assistant Job in Dubai UAE

Research Assistant Job in Dubai UAE

Company          : United Arab Emirates university

Location           : Dubai, UAE

Timing               : Full time

Salary Range

4000-5000 UAE Dirhams per month

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  • Process, clean, and analyze macro/microbiota-derived high-throughput sequencing data, such as 18S rRNA sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, meta-transcriptomics, and other -omics data.
  • Perform data analysis tasks such as quality control, read mapping, taxonomic assignment, functional profiling, and statistical analysis using various bioinformatics tools, pipelines, and algorithms.
  • Keep relevant databases, reference genomes, and annotations for macro/microbiota analysis up to date.
  • Create clear and meaningful microbiota data visualizations and reports, presenting findings to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Design experiments, develop research strategies, and interpret results in collaboration with researchers and other bioinformaticians.
  • Document analysis pipelines, code, and methodologies to ensure reproducibility and knowledge sharing among team members.
  • Experienced in wet lab work and handling experimental animals.


  • A graduate degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Microbiology, or a related field.
  •  Work experience with macro/ microbiota-related datasets, preferably in the context of human health or environmental microbiology.
  • Experience with computational approaches for taxonomic profiling, functional annotation, and statistical analysis of microbiota data.
  • Knowledge of next-generation sequencing technologies and associated data processing workflows.
  • Work experience in wet lab procedures and animal experiments.


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