Laboratory Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Purpose

Lab Engineer is responsible for providing high quality operational support in the University Research labs, performing a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of relevant research laboratories; which includes equipment management, the maintenance of equipment and research support facilities; the training of staff; the compliance of the lab with University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations and proper and safe use of equipment and materials.

The Lab Engineer is to promote a culture of continuous improvement in order to ensure the shared laboratories continue to provide excellent levels of research user services.

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.
  • Assess and report safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensure the safe and effective running of equipment.

Laboratory Management

  • Supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in assigned laboratories.
  • Contribute for laboratory goals and operational procedures for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.
  • Ensure that the procedures and protocols required to operate all laboratory equipment are recorded and available to all users and staff
  • Prepare daily operational log sheets, identify areas of analysis for repetitive equipment failures,
  • Asses the need for replacements, and establish replacement programs as necessary.

Technical Support

  • Follow the work plan scheduled by the responsible faculty /PI and meet day-to-day short- and long-term objectives. Resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.
  • Write certification test plans, design assurance test plans, test procedures and formal test reports.
  • Develop and write concise operational manuals and essential operational and safety procedures for equipment, instruments, and setups based on manufacturer operational manuals.
  • Ensure Research 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.
  • Design and fabricate systems for experimental purposes.

Resource Management

  • Supervise the management of supply and parts inventory, manage the inventory of commonly used lab supplies.
  • Evaluates technical requirements and solicits bids from potential vendors for purchase of  lab equipment.
  • Advise the faculty and researchers purchase consumables and accessories for equipment.
  • Prepare the list of required consumables, spares and tools required on site as well as participate in cleaning the instruments as required

Research Services

  • Contribute to the continued innovation and development of the research program.
  • Provide technical support to faculty members and students conducting research and participate in funded research projects.
  • Compile and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  •  Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities.
  • Manage the technical aspects of the request for quotation with spare parts approved suppliers and vendors.


  • 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, as and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manage


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in a related discipline.

Required Experience

  • Expats: A minimum 5 years of relevant experience in research laboratories.
  • UAE Nationals: A minimum of 0-1 year of relevant experience in research laboratories

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

Primary Location : Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job : Lab Engineer
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Standard
Job Type : Full-time

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