Research Assistant in Computer Science

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
06 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE

Organization Name Computer Science

About University            

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology  combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of  Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution,seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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

  • We are seeking a researcher with a keen interest in performing cutting-edge research in autonomous vehicles (AVs) in collaboration with MIT. The project is studies multi-vehicle coordinated path and tour planning with bounded risk of collision. Several technical challenges arise from the uncertain environment in which AVs operate, such as road and weather conditions, errors in perceptionand sensory input data, and uncertainty in communication channel between vehicles. A robust AV control algorithm should account for different sources of uncertainty and should generate control policies that are quantifiably safe. Algorithms that respect precise safety measures can also assist policy makersto address legislative issues related to AVs, such as insurance policies and road network usage along with non-autonomous vehicles.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Coordinates day-to-day operations of the assigned laboratory and the assigned laboratory staff
  • Ensures work is carried out and performed to the required standards
  • Supports in lab instruction, when required
  • Monitors and maintains an organized, clean and safe working environment in labs and ensures compliance with work related legal, health and safety standards
  • Contributes to recruitment, training, development and performance appraisal of the assigned lab staff
  • Ensures stock of equipment and consumables within a pre‐set level of expenditure
  • Supports in identifying and purchasing of lab equipment, following consultation with appropriate faculty and working closely with procurement/facilities management/fiancé departments
  • Supports in budget preparation by highlighting resource requirements such as equipment, manpower and space
  • Contributes to development of policies and procedures of Dept.
  • Advises faculty and students on all aspects of technical support services
  • Works closely with direct supervisor to provide excellent lab services to faculty, students and researchers.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • MSc on Computer Science, Robotics, or equivalent
  • Any relevant certifications are added advantage.
  • Excellent English language both spoken and written.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess required knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job effectively.
  • Experience with scientific computing software (Matlab, Octave).
  • Strong knowledge in programming (e.g. C, C++).
  • Profesioncy in Linux OS and shell scripting

Required Experience

  • Laboratory work Experience in Robotics related projects, ROS Software development, Microcontroller Electronics would be preferred.

How To Apply


You will be required to attach the following:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph
  3. Teaching and Research 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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