Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Advanced Research & Innovation Center

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
05 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

General Details

Position Code: Post Doctoral Fellow 8800684
Position Type: Project Based (Fixed Term)
Position Duration: 1/03/2023  to 01/03/2024
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Project Title: A modular neuromorphic multi-sensor system for intelligent manufacturing robots in industry 4.0
Project Supervisor: Dr Yahya Zweiri, Associate Professor,
Academic Department: Aerospace Engineering
Relevant Research Center: Advanced Research & Innovation Center (ARIC)
Technical Keywords: Vision Based Tactile Sensing, Robotics

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the production of 2D materials, their detailed characterization and as well as their application in pressure/strain sensing for robotics.

Position Requirements

  • Capable of producing, functionalizing, and processing of 2D materials
  • Capable of using SEM, XRD, Raman, AFM for characterization of 2D materials
  • Capable of making devices and components based on 2D materials specially for sensing applications
  • 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 in materials science or related discipline
  • Experience of undertaking assigned research tasks and contributing to academic outputs
  • 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
  • A strong track record of academic publications

Desired Criteria

  • PhD gained from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience as a researcher in academia or in industry
  • 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 (

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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