Laboratory Support Senior Officer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE

Organization Name Research & Development

About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.

Brief Description

The Senior Laboratory Support Officer is responsible for coordinating the administrative activities to support the daily operations of the research laboratories, including ordering/inventory, preparing protocols, and maintenance of laboratories databases.

Detailed Description

  • Gather information to help create, prepare, and update various database documents: for equipment and inventory, fixed asset list from procurement, approved facility user list, research award grants, and facility future space allocations for equipment.
  • Assist in preparing and organizing annual equipment budgets and update database accordingly.
  • Evaluate fixed asset laboratory costs.
  • Track research laboratory budget spending and provide reports as required.
  • Direct the laboratory space utilization tracking system to keep up with space assignments, occupancy and utilization.
  • Administer the program that allows facility users to petition for space allocations and retrofits.
  • Handle internal researchers’ database and report trends that impact research infrastructure.
  • Maintain the external researchers log to include all visiting and externally sponsored researchers.
  • Maintain organized files and records that facilitate information retrieval as required.
  • Assist with meeting arrangements and special events on behalf of the ADRIC Manager.
  • Assist in preparation of miscellaneous presentations, reports and documents, gather information and provide ad-hoc administrative support when requested.
  • Monitor the performance of Research Laboratories budgets and report to the ADRIC Manager on a timely basis to ensure that variances are addressed promptly.
  • Actively support facility user, service and equipment programs that will increase usage of the laboratories.
  • Work closely with the ADRIC Manager to support effective operations, including routine support services, installation of new equipment and renovation of laboratories.
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Collaborate and work with laboratory, technical and academic staff in the development of practical experiments, activities within the laboratory operations.
  • Complete the planning for activities involving laboratory preparation and demonstration of related study areas.
  • Assist in the development and improvement of practical manuals, standard operating procedures (SOP) and laboratory protocols with the ADRIC Manager and facility users.
  • Provide support with ordering of consumables, and scientific laboratory equipment for research and technical services.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of laboratories and equipment, and ensure there is appropriate availability of laboratory supplies and consumables.
  • Conduct laboratory inductions for new facility users and visitors.
  • Ensure adherence to the KU's and ADNOC's information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Line Manager.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.


  • A minimum 7 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience.

How To Apply

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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