Senior Research Scientist

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

Position Overview

KU is seeking an experienced & highly motivated Senior Research Scientist to work on …

  1. Conduct research related to cyber security, cyber policy, national security and International Politics
  2. Supervise lab environments as required in order to implement innovative methodologies on learning and training offer
  3. Manage and lead the lab employees and projects
  4. Conduct training sessions for internal and external participants related to cyber security, cyber awareness, cyber diplomacy and cyber policies
  5. Review the material for the training sessions
  6. Publish research scientific articles on top ranking journals
  7. Present and document research finding

Position Requirements

  • 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

  • PhD from a reputable university at international level
  • At least six (6) years post-doctoral research experience, teaching experiences and H-Index in SCOPUS/Google Scholar of at least 11
  • Documented experiences in International Organizations in cyber security and International Politics
  • Expert level knowledge project subject area as evidenced by relevant publications and/or patents
  • Experience supervising research teams and leading research projects
  • Track record of contributing to the writing of successful research grants
  • A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The proven ability to lead work on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to train and mentor students and support fellow researchers
  • Highly developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

  • PhD from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • High impact first-author publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field
  • Experience leading multiple competitive research grants as principal investigator or named co-investigator in the project team

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: Senior Research Scientist
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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