Post Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to work on 3D printing of photonics devices including Fresnel lenses and optical sensors. As part of the project, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities at the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center and will get an opportunity to work alongside researchers and graduate students from various backgrounds as part of a wider team.


Position Requirements

  • Background in 3D printing of optical devices
  • Experience of polymers and UV based polymerization techniques
  • Experience with optical characterization techniques
  • Working knowledge characterization equipment such as Microscopy (SEM, ESEM, TEM, AFM), Material Testing (FTIR-MS, DSC, TGA), UV/Vis Spectrophotometry, and Contact Angle Measurements.
  • 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 Mechanical Engi or related discipline.
  • Experience writing scientific or review papers;
  • 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 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 gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • High impact first-author 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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