Research Assistant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Thursday, 11 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Operations Research group of the United Arab Emirates University seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher for a period of 6-12 months (with a possibility of extension) to start as soon as possible. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to collaborate in an ongoing funded research project on the impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains. The objective is to investigate the disruptions (at the demand and supply sides) caused by the COVID-19 crisis on global supply chains and to develop mitigation techniques and strategies to hedge against these disruptions, such that the supply chain resilience and sustainability improve. The position is for a period of 6 to 12 months, but it may be extended, dependent on the performance and fund availability.

Minimum Qualification

An appropriate educational degree supplemented with documented evidence to support the following:

  • Skilled in optimization techniques.
  • C++, Python, knowledge.
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Flexible approach and initiative in executing the role.

Preferred Qualification

  • A PhD in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Management Science, Supply Chain Management, or a related field;
  • Excellent programming skills (preferably Matlab);
  • Expertise in mathematical modeling, analysis, and stochastic optimization;
  • Research experience both in modeling and in applying heuristics and exact solution methods;
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (in English).

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience  

Special Instructions to Applicant  

Division College of Engineering - (COE)
Department As.Dean For Student Affairs (COE)
Job Close Date 31-08-2021
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

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