Post Doctoral researcher in Molecular Pharmacology/ cancer biology

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Details: Posted on: 5th September 2018

  • Company Name: University of Sharjah
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary: Unspecified
  • Minimum Work Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education Level: PhD
  • Listed By: Employer
  • Career Level: Mid-level


​Serves as Post Doctoral Scientist in Cancer Drug Design & Discovery Research group at the Sharjah Institute for Medical Research / Research institute of Medical and Health Sciences / University of Sharjah. He/she is expected to plan and execute quality research work related to the main theme “Cancer Research”. Expertise in Molecular biology techniques such as drug screening, DNA damage induction and repair, Western blot, immune-fluorescence, cell cycle and apoptosis measurement, proteins knock-down/out, License and expertise in small animal models, animal handling and related work is a must. Expertise in running major equipment such as confocal microscopy, Flowcytometry is a bonus.

Main accountabilities & expectations

Design and execute research components within the framework of the major projects at the Drug Design and discovery Research group. The applicant will also assist in supervising Research assistants and graduate students in the group. This includes but is not limited to:

Design research components within the framework of the major projects at the Drug design and discovery research group.
Prepare the requests for the required materials and equipment
Execute the main bulk of the experimental research work in the lab
Use and maintain major equipment available at SIMR that are essential for his/her work.
Get the necessary training to use new equipment needed for his/her work.
Organize and present his/her data to the group leader(s) on regular basis
Assist in data analysis and design of future projects, writing up of proposals and/or publications.
Supervise and guide nominated technicians working under his/her supervision.
Supervise and guide other technicians and students in the research group.
Manage emergency situation according to the standard lab protocols
Assist in administrative tasks, preparation of applications, reports and presentations related to his/her projects and/or other related tasks
Contribute to Research activity at SIMR.

Job Specific Accountabilities


Required Skills


Preferred Qualification & Experience

Recent PhD in Cancer biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related fields

Two years Postdoctoral training in a well established international institute

At least two publications in high quality journals including one first author original research paper.

Job Location

University of Sharjah (Main)


Experience in drug screening techniques, human cell line manipulation for generation of knock out, knock down clones, SiRNA transfection, cloning and related work. The applicant should have comprehensive molecular expertise particularly with protein, RNA, microRNA techniques and real time quantitative PCR. Good experience with animal work. Experience in Flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and handling, experimentations using small animal models.​

Job Criteria


Male or Female



Relevant Experience

2 or more

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