Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 1 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location        AE

Organization Name        Mechanical Engineering

About University        

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

Brief Description

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.

Detailed Description

Strategic Responsibilities

The Research Assistant (RA) will participate in the activities of the thrust area II. The candidate will be a part of a research team working on the fundamentals of corrosion for oil and gas infrastructure. He or she will conduct corrosion test coupons with specific chemical solutions to obtain corrosion rate of X65 and X70 pipelines. He or she will conduct SEM analysis on the corroded specimens and document results.The candidate will interact and coordinate his or her activities with faculty, other research associates, lab engineers, and graduate students involved in the project.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Conduct research in fundamentals of corrosion
  • Perform corrosion rate tests on X65 and X70 test coupons
  • Conduct SEM analysis and produce images of corrosion samples
  • Provide support to the MSc student who is working on external corrosion detection sensor
  • Provide support to the MSc student with the use of clean room
  • Provide support to the MSc student by evaluating the MSc student’s designed sensor performance by conducting accelerated corrosion tests and analyzing test data.
  • Communicate analysis, design, and test results via technical reports and weekly presentations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The RA will work with the MSc students involved in this project and at times, he or she will lead them, when necessary.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

B.Sc. in Chemistry or Chemical engineering, material science experience is a plus. MSc degree is preferred.

Required Experience

  • Clean room experience
  • Background in chemistry or chemical engineering and materials/nanotechnology.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in microscopy equipment including SEM, AFM and SNOM.
  • Experience publishing in journals is a big plus

How To Apply

CV + Research Interest Statement

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

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