Research Assistant, Khalifa University Center for Autonomous Robotic System

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE      

Organization Name Khalifa University Center for Autonomous Robotic System      

About University            

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), 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.

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            

Operational Responsibilities

  • Prepare UAV systems (DJI 450 quadcopter) for National Service Associates (NSAs) training program
  • Build, assemble and fix UAV systems and commissions them for operation
  • Build UAV electronic components and assembles them when necessary
  • Train NSAs on how to maintain, organize and prepare UAV systems and related items for safe storage and operation
  • Train and supervise NSAs on how to safely fly drones and recover from failures safely
  • Document outcomes from flight tests using the lab standards
  • Pilot UAV systems and insures that safe flight parameters are followed at all times
  • Cover any tasks related NSA training program and MBZIRC2020 within his expertise.

Job Requirements            

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree 

Required Experience

  • Building, assembling and fixing UAV multirotor systems
  • Expertise in commissioning UAV multirotor systems for operation
  • Ability to assemble UAV electronic components and to do soldering for electronic components
  • Flying (Certified pilot) UAVs and recover them from failures safely 

 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 (

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