CORE Laboratory Senior Specialist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
05 May 2022
End of advertisement period
20 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the Department's strategy, as well as annual business plans.
  • Contribute to the development of the Department's policies and procedures, in line with the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.
  • Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report back on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.

Operational Responsibilities

Laboratory Safety

  • Drive practices and metrics, which ensure that the laboratories operate in compliance with all aspects of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.

Laboratory Operations

  • Coordinate operational policies and procedures; Work with research staff on issues which impact laboratory services.
  • Coordinate and supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in assigned laboratories.
  • Participate in planning and executing budgets, aligning with financial targets and managing projects related to AM.
  • Assist with laboratory goals and operational procedures for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.

Technical Support

  • Ensure lab equipment is operational to the maximum extent possible and improve operations through efficient use of existing equipment
  • Monitors functionality of new equipment to ensure compliance.
  • Improves lab operations through efficient use of existing equipment.
  • Coordinate the installation of new equipment and maintaining the inventory of all lab equipment.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operation of Lab equipment, EOS M400-4, Bandsaw, Shot Peening and Heat Treatment.
  • Working with machine stakeholders to help optimize topology and 'buildability' of components for Additive Manufacturing
  • Establishing and interacting with the wider supply chain to ensure builds are appropriately post-processed to meet requirements.
  • Network building within the AM space including developing projects and sharing responsibility for specific revenue goals related to AM.
  • Working on designing supporting structures and manufacturing components
  • Providing technical management and hands-on contributions in the core technology areas of AM.
  • Providing accurate estimates for cost, quantity and build time for potential production components
  • Owning and implementing machine maintenance schedules and up-keep of the lab.
  • Creating detailed manufacturing documents associated with the operation of the Additive Manufacturing machine.
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving associated with manufacturing difficulties, through design and operation.
  • Perform analytical, mechanical and metrological measurements on printed components.
  • Uphold good communication with machine manufacturer to ensure overall equipment efficiency is maintained.

Resource management

  • Assist in the determination of fiscal requirements and in the preparation of budgetary recommendations, including recommending capital equipment expenditures, ensure appropriate resource levels, and comply with organizational expenditure requirements.
  •  Supervise and manage the inventory of commonly used lab supplies, maintenance parts and any other items related to research lab operations.
  • Evaluates technical requirements based on bids received from potential vendors for purchase of  lab equipment.
  • Ensure information on lab website is kept up to date including all training schedules, equipment schedules and equipment descriptions.
  • Guide the faculty and researchers on the purchase of consumables and accessories for equipment.

Research Services

  • Contribute to the continued innovation and development of the research program.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities
  • Pulling together and managing the input of all stakeholders to create an efficient build schedule that satisfies all requirements.
  • Work with other team members to successfully meet the requirements of the stakeholder efficiently and effectively.


  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities related to the operations of the Research Labs department.
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensure the achievement of established objectives and plans.
  • Recommend appropriate training courses as per the pre-determined training needs, evaluate their effectiveness, and monitor their results.
  • Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommend necessary actions as per the applied practices.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear, and workflow is running smoothly.
  • Follow-up on employees' administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrative and related affairs.

3. Key Roles & Responsibilities


  • A Masters’ Degree in Engineering related field


  • A minimum 12 years of relevant experience.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location : KUK – Khalifa University 
Job : 
Senior Specialist
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Standard
Job Type : Full-time

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