Senior Laboratory Technician

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

Senior Laboratory Technician is responsible for the set-up, operation, and maintenance of laboratory facilities, equipment. He/she is also responsible for lab inventory, processing new equipment installation, graphene and 2D materials (G2DM) synthesis using various procedures, and operation of certain sophisticated equipment, in order to maintain a smooth operation of the center labs and a steady production of G2DM for the center and its industrial partner.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

  • Support scientific investigations and experiments, demonstrating procedures
  • Set up equipment for use in labs, ensure proper operation of equipment and report operating deficiencies
  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials, recording and analyzing data
  • Perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations, collecting, preparing and/or testing samples
  • Develop new or improved methods of testing.
  • Work on constructing, maintaining and operating major laboratory equipment, for example XRD, FTIR, Raman, AFM, CVD, TGA, XPS, etc.
  • Prepare equipment specifications for procurement that highly specialized skills and knowledge from instruction and rough sketches to technical specifications
  • Provide highly specialist and technical advice to research students and researchers in the design of experiments or equipment.
  • Service and maintain major systems within the center, including the dismantling, cleaning, inspection and re-assembly and disposal of hazardous waste as required.
  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies
  • Prepare and collate results for interpretation by self and others. 
  • Record and present results to present to senior colleagues, and write reports, reviews and summaries
  • Keep up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability, conducting searches on identified topics relevant to research within the center
  • Follow and ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks, maintaining, calibrating, cleaning and testing sterility of the equipment, carrying out risk assessments
  • Train junior members of staff in technical skills with the aim of transferring knowledge and experience.
  • Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced
  • 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 Manager


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in related field or an appropriate industry recognized Diploma/ certification and relevant experience.

Required Experience


  • A minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 3 year’s 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: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job: Specialist
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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