Micro/Nano Fabrication Cleanroom Core Lab Instructor

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 July 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE      
Organization Name Research Laboratories      

About University            

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively. 

Brief Description            

Micro/Nano Fabrication Cleanroom Core Lab Instructor is responsible for providing high quality instructional support in labs, performing a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of relevant laboratories. which includes equipment management, the maintenance of equipment and research support facilities, the training of users, the compliance of the lab with University Environmental, Health and Safety regulation (EHS) and proper and safe use of equipment and materials. 
The Instructor is to promote a culture of continuous improvement in order to ensure the shared laboratories continue to provide excellent levels of research user services.       

Detailed Description            

Laboratory Safety 

  • Drive practices and metrics, which ensure that the laboratories operate in compliance with all aspects of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.

Laboratory Operations 

  • Coordinate operational policies and procedures; Work with research staff on issues which impact laboratory services. 
  • Coordinate and supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in assigned laboratories. 
  • Assist with laboratory goals and operational procedures for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.

Technical Support 

  • Ensure lab equipment is operational to the maximum extent possible and improve operations through efficient use of existing equipment 
  • Monitors functionality of new equipment to ensure compliance. 
  • Improves lab operations through efficient use of existing equipment.
  • Coordinate the installation of new equipment and maintaining the inventory of all lab equipment

Resource management

  • Assist in the determination of fiscal requirements and in the preparation of budgetary recommendations, including recommending capital equipment expenditures, ensure appropriate resource levels, and comply with organizational expenditure requirements.
  • Supervise and manage the inventory of commonly used lab supplies, maintenance parts and any other items related to research lab operations.
  • Evaluates technical requirements based on bids received from potential vendors for purchase of lab equipment.
  • Ensure information on lab website is kept up to date including all training schedules, equipment schedules and equipment descriptions.
  • Guide the faculty and researchers on the purchase of consumables and accessories for equipment.

 Research Services 

  • Contribute to the continued innovation and development of the research program. 
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities. 
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly. 
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed. 
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Job Requirements            

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Required Experience:


A minimum 7-9 years of relevant experience.
UAE Nationals: 

A minimum of 3-5 year of relevant experience

The candidate must have Hands on experience on the techniques and equipment listed below:

  • Row Labels
  • Acid etching
  • Reynolds Acid Etch Bench
  • Ashing of substrates
  • Plasma Etch Asher PE-50
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Oxford FlexAl Atomic Layer Deposition System
  • Chemical vapor Deposition
  • Aixtron BM 4 Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) system.
  • Curing of polymers
  • Blue M Inert Gas Oven UP 550 Control
  • DRIE
  • Oxford Instruments PlasmaLab 100 DRIE
  • E-beam evaporation
  • Temescale BJD-2000 E-beam Evaporator.
  • E-beam lithography
  • RAITH E-line Plus Electronic Beam Lithography system
  • Hazardous process gas handling / flow control and pressure reduction

How To Apply

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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