Post Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

2. Job Purpose

  • 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 Postdoctoral experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral 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, and 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.

3. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Provide adequate research support geared toward on-time, quality deliverables.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Function autonomously, ethically, and responsibly.
  • Collaborate and work in a collegial manner with the research team members.
  • Develop learning initiatives, and engage in appropriate technical training and professional development opportunities as required by the project leader and the University.
  • Support the research group in the design and advancement of the research program.
  • Carry out a specified research program under the directions of the project supervisor.
  • Engage in the wider activities of the research group.
  • Take responsibility for documenting the minutes for technical group meetings, and reporting the technical progress to the project supervisor and research group, periodically and in a timely manner.
  • Engage in the dissemination of results in high-quality peer-reviewed publications as well as oral forms, independently, as directed by the project leader, and with the support of the research group.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Aid supervision, mentorship, and training to graduate students working within the research group, as appropriate, and as directed by the project supervisor.


4. Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry or Materials Science or any related field.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge and adequate training experience in synthesis and physicochemical characterization of functional polymers and membranes (both amorphous and crystalline).
  • Technical experience in conducting polymers.
  • Experience in electrochemistry and water research is a plus.
  • Able to work on interdisciplinary research.
  • Having demonstrated autonomy and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent written English and oral communication skills.

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: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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