Post Doctoral Fellow

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

KU is seeking a dedicated and skilled individual to join our research team as a Postdoctoral Researcher, provide support, and manage our soccer robotics project. The candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the project, coordinating various activities, and facilitating collaboration among team members.

Position Requirements


  • Project Support: Provide comprehensive support to the soccer robotics project by assisting in project planning, scheduling, and coordination of tasks. Work closely with the project lead to ensure project goals and milestones are met in a timely manner.
  • Research Assistance: Contribute to the research efforts of the project by conducting literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, and assisting in the development and implementation of algorithms and models. Collaborate with the project lead and other team members to optimize robot performance.
  • System Integration: Assist in the integration of hardware and software components of the soccer robot system. Collaborate with engineers and technicians to ensure seamless integration, troubleshoot issues, and perform system testing and debugging.
  • Experimentation and Evaluation: Assist in designing and conducting test rigs to evaluate the performance of the soccer robot system. Collect and analyze data, contribute to data interpretation, and assist in identifying areas for improvement.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare technical reports, documentation, and progress updates related to the project. Contribute to the writing of research papers and presentations for conferences and workshops.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster effective collaboration and communication among team members, including researchers, engineers, and students. Facilitate regular project meetings, disseminate important information, and maintain effective channels of communication within the team.
  • Mentoring and Training: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior researchers and students involved in the project. Assist in their training and development, helping them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to the project.
  • Administrative Tasks: Handle administrative tasks related to the project, including budget monitoring, procurement of equipment and supplies, and compliance with institutional and ethical guidelines.


Essential Criteria

  • Education: A Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with a focus on robotics and artificial intelligence from a reputable university.
  • Research Skills: Strong research background in robotics, with experience in areas such as perception, motion planning, control, or decision-making. Familiarity with machine learning and computer vision techniques is desirable.
  • Robotics Experience: Practical experience in developing robotic systems, preferably with exposure to humanoid or legged robots. Familiarity with ROS (Robot Operating System) and programming languages such as Python or C++ is beneficial.
  • Project Management: Proven organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate tasks effectively. Experience in managing research projects and ensuring their successful execution is advantageous.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential for effective documentation, reporting, and team communication.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret research data. Proficiency in using relevant software tools for data analysis and visualization is desirable.

Desired Criteria

  • PhD gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 1 or 2 (DELETE AS REQUIRED) years of relevant experience as a Post-doctoral researcher in academia or in industry.
  • 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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