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Research Associate/Research Assistant Positions
​​​​Full time Communication Research Assistant ​at the Dean's Office                                                                                                              

Basic Functions:

Works with other team members on the faculty’s Media, Communications and Branding:

- Develops press-related material and external media relations

- Prepares and communicates faculty news through AUB and FAFS various communication channels

- Prepares FAFS e-newsletter content by coordination with FAFS departments

- Prepares Communication related mass emails

- Prepares FAFS promotional print and digital media material and coordinate with designers and copywriters when needed

- Manages FAFS news and events section on the website 

- Updates the Dean’s Office website information as needed

- Manages FAFS social media accounts

- Plans and implements communication related tasks during faculty events

- Prepares design material needed during events (invitations, posters…)

- Coordinates with designers, photographers, AUB Office of Communications and Media Relationship, copywriters, printing press…

- Develops and implements brand and communication initiatives

- Assists in developing promotional and corporate videos

- Creates an archive for the faculty photos, news releases and publications 

-Assists in preparing fundraising proposals and messages by coordinating with the office of university advancement.

-Assists in preparing the Dean’s speeches and other communications

-Assists, develops, maintains and updates database​s needed for FAFS Communication and fundraising efforts

-Identifies FAFS achievements and newsworthy events to promote them by coordinating with FAFS departments.

- Supports the Communicatio​n Team when required and any other duties which may reasonably fall within the scope and range of the job.​​

​​​​​N.B. This is a temporary position​

Minimum Requirements:

- Has a bachelor degree in English literature, journalism, media studies and communication or related fields

- Design knowledge (Adobe illustrator). Knowledge in Photoshop and InDesign is a plus

- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills (Arabic is a plus)

- Innovative and creative thinking

- Familiar with social media and internet usage

- Familiar with press/media channels

- Working knowledge of Microsoft suite

- Strong Project management and organizational skills 

- Works under pressure and meets deadlines


Applicants should submit curriculum vitae by Friday August 4, 2017 to:

Rola Chidiac:​​​

A​ at the NFSC Department                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites candidates to apply for the full-time Departmental Research Assistant position. Appointments are for an initial period of one year.


• MSc in Chemistry, Medical Lab, Food Science or Nutrition

• 2-3 years of experience

• Good interpersonal skills

• Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic


• Supervise activities at the Nutrition and Food Science Laboratories. 

• Assist in preparing food analysis experiments 

• Perform laboratory analysis for services and outreach purposes 

• Assist and coach students working on research projects and tutorials 

• Oversee lab safety procedures 

• Follow-up on equipment maintenance, annual service contracts and licenses

• Identify and maintain research equipment and laboratory essentials

• Order and receive lab supplies, consumables, equipment, chemicals, and keeping inventory

• Study and prepare applications for equipment purchase submissions and negotiation letters for the department

• Draft reports on usage of lab equipment  

For further information about AUB: Click Here​​, FAFS: Click Here and NFSC: Click Here.

Interested persons may send their current resume/curriculum vitae and official transcripts to:

Chairperson, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017 

E-Mail: Prof Imad Toufeili (toufeili@a​​

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