KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

Research Associate

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
22 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2022
Ref
220000G0
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About Khalifa University

Khalifa University is ranked 181st in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and the top University in the UAE, with a range of research and academic programs designed to address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing our rapidly evolving world.

Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. Our research and academic activities cover a broad range of disciplines in engineering, science and medicine through our three colleges.

Khalifa University’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. The University’s research priorities are addressed in two categories “verticals” and “horizontals” which jointly cover specific industry and sector needs, technical platforms and expertise.

KU’s focus sectors are Clean and Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Water and Environment, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Supply Chain and Logistics. Research in these sectors is enhanced by our research platforms of Robotics, AI and Data Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing as well as Fundamental Sciences.

Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/ Research Engineer to work on processing sol-gel based silica films that spin-coated on Si substrates of various types. To be very hands-on in the laboratory environment and in working with chemical processes involving strong acids and basis. To be flexible to work in the clean room on further processing and characterizing the samples. To have decent training on thermal furnaces and to be knowledgeable with vacuum processes and on relevant issues. To participate in the chemical recipes preparation and in literature surveys and eventually in preparations of manuscripts.

Qualifications

Position Requirements

  • Capable of processing sol-gel silica and dielectric films
  • Familiar with MTI and Lacross furnaces, ovens, chemical processes and refluxion, sonicate processes, centrifuge processes and handling acids and basis.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

  • Masters from a reputable university in Physics /Materials Science or related discipline
  • Experience of undertaking assigned research tasks and starting to manage own workload
  • Contributing to scientific papers and academic journal articles where possible acting as lead/ corresponding author
  • Maintain the laboratory and take the responsibility of the processing needed samples
  • A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to function as part of a team working on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines
  • Well-developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

  • Masters gained from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 2 year of increasingly accountable relevant experience as a researcher in academia or in industry
  • At least 1 lead author publication in a Q1 journal in the relevant field
  • Experience contributing to high impact publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

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

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