Research Scientist, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Organization Name Industrial and Systems Engineering
The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the 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. Khalifa University 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.
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.
Since the Research Scientist, experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Research Scientist tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.
The study will first concentrate on the selection and description of existing case study neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, noting their built form and street connectivity similarities and differences.
Following this, the focus will be placed on the study of their connectivity, addressing network efficiency (directness of paths between origins and destinations) and network centrality (using graph theory metrics and their ability to detect location advantages and their impact on the formation of local activity hubs). In a following scale of analysis—the global scale—connections between neighborhoods will be addressed, focusing on the distribution of centrality and location advantages at metropolitan level.
Lastly, the analysis will evaluate the impact that urban expansion has on existing patters of centrality, notably their shift, weakening, or strengthening, as the streets networks are expanded.
The candidate is responsible for all data interpretation and analysis as well as simulation. He/She will also be responsible of all graphic representation design coming out of the project. He/She will coordinate and support publications of research outcomes in high ranked peer-reviewed journals. And would also work closely with the project team including students and other research stuff.
- Urban Planning/Design/Architecture or related field
- Min.(2+) years Postdoc experience with good research achievements/potential
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 (RecruitmentTeam@ku.ac.ae).