Ajman University is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to serve in full time capacity in its newly established Centre of Medical and Bio-allied Health Sciences Research hosted by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A Ph.D. in public health or epidemiology or related fields are required is preferred. A track record of peer reviewed journal publications is required. The successful candidate will conduct research and consultation and participate in scholarly publications related to the scope of the center. In addition, the candidate shall participate in managing the center and provide community training.
Ajman University is a short drive to the vibrant city of Dubai and it is one of the leading universities in United Arab Emirates. It is ranked in the top 750 universities in the world in the latest QS world ranking.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
PhD in public health or epidemiology or related fields are required
Academic and/or work experience of at least 2 years
Track record of scholarly productivity of research funding, conference proceedings and publication in reputable peer reviewed journals.
Record of collaborative and interdisciplinary research/projects is an advantage
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop plans for project or study guidelines for project prepared by academic staff members to outline research procedures to be followed.
Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
Prepare materials for research ethics committee review
Conduct research, utilizing institution library, archives, and collections, and other sources of information, to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts.
Analyze, evaluate and compose obtained data
Report and disseminate findings and outcomes:
Conduct literature reviews
Prepare questionnaires, interview questions, data collection forms
Recruit participants and/or interview subjects
Collect and analyze data
Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
Summarize project results
Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency
Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations
Prepare and monitor project budget
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Knowledge and experience with a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods is required
Knowledge and experience with statistical programs such as SPSS, STATA, etc. are required
Knowledge and experience with specialized software such as NVivo is required
Work and communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Deliver positive and dynamic team operations and outcomes
Work in a planned and managed way