Research Instrumentation Specialist in Core Technology Platforms, Dr. Reza Rowshan

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Core Technology Platforms (CTP) at New York University Abu Dhabi are multidisciplinary, centrally organized research facilities comprised of 12 core laboratories. We provide access to hundreds of instruments, user training, and research support to NYU Abu Dhabi academic community and collaborators. For more information, please refer to the CTP website.

The CTP seeks to appoint a Research Instrumentation Specialist (RIS) for a Fixed Term of three years, renewable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and maintenance management of the CTP equipment across all core laboratories. This includes managing the equipment database, installations, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnostics, breakdowns, and vendor visits.

Duties will include setting up and managing the CTP equipment inventory database to track the records such as lifecycle, maintenance, addition of accessories, required consumables, and utilization. It will also include regular maintenance of the equipment and identifying spare parts, accessories, consumables, software, and procuring accordingly.

The successful candidate will manage the equipment contracts, vendors' maintenance visits, and installing and commissioning new equipment at the core labs.

The RIS will work closely with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) department to identify the required safety gears and tools in the core labs. The candidate will assist with the equipment's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and manage the CTP equipment scheduling/booking system.

This position requires a candidate with a solid technical background in diverse science and engineering research laboratory equipment.

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent. Three years of relevant experience must include experience with university-level research equipment operation and maintenance. Experience and strong knowledge of spectrometry, spectroscopy, and chromatography are advantageous. Competent IT knowledge and experience with SQL Database creation and management are beneficial. More than five years of working experience in research institutes/universities dealing with installing and commissioning research instruments is preferred.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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