Reserch Engineer, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE

Organization Name Industrial and Systems Engineering

About University

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.

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

The candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in research linking urban design to a large number of important urban planning objectives, including sustainable urbanism, urban form analysis, urban network analysis, land-use and transportation analysis, cities transformation and performance, and city design and development. The RE will be responsible of urban street networks and spatial analysis, scenario planning, digital visualization, GIS mapping, and media graphics. The Research Staff will coordinate and support publications of research outcomes in high ranked peer-reviewed journals. The RE 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, he/she will focus 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 by the RE, focusing on the distribution of centrality and location advantages at metropolitan level. The RE will be responsible for analysis and interpretation of data at both cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He/she will also be responsible of training Master students on different simulation tools used in the project.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications


Required Experience

  • Bachelor, min. (3+) years of Research Assistant experience. 
  • Master, (0) years of relevant research experience

How To Apply

CV + Research Interest Statement

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