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Research Engineer

Employer
KHALIFA UNIVERSITY
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

Job Purpose

  • To conduct high quality, internationally competitive research as evidenced by top quality journal publications and other research outputs, thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • The Research Engineer will have the opportunity to develop a diverse skill set essential for advancing their career, with mentorship from the faculty supervisor. These skills include but are not limited to, the capacity to articulate research plans and communicate findings persuasively through both oral presentations and written documentation. Additionally, the role involves gaining proficiency in research management, including collaboration with other team members, establishing effective contacts, and building networks with peers engaged in similar research pursuits.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

The candidate will be working on specific tasks related to the lower limb exoskeleton project, design and development of control systems

The key requirements and responsibilities of the candidate will be:

  • Design, develop, and optimize mechatronic systems and control algorithms for exoskeletons and robotic applications.
  • Implement and test inverse dynamics controllers to achieve precise and efficient control of dynamic systems.
  • Collaborate with other team members to integrate control systems into hardware platforms.
  • Utilize MATLAB and Simulink for modeling, simulation, and validation of control algorithms.
  • Contribute to the research and development of innovative solutions in mechatronics and robotics.
  • Effectively collaborate within the KU team members to achieve project deliverables within prescribed timelines.
  • Publish high-quality journal and international conference papers based on the obtained research results.

The general responsibilities include:

  • Participates in scientific research as a professionally responsible member of the research team. Participates in problem definition, planning and execution of the research approach, execution of experiments, interpretation of findings, documentation and reporting of results and progress, maintenance of research records and compliance with KU policies and procedures.
  • Regularly meetings with the Supervisor to communicate research results, to review focus, discuss concerns, troubleshoot and manage expectations.  
  • Publish research results in top journals in the field in a timely manner. Present research findings at meetings.
  • Contributes to the overall activities of the research team and the Center.
  • Undertake a limited amount of teaching in related subjects and mentors graduate students and/or undergraduate students.
  • Performs other duties as and when assigned by the Advisor.

Operational Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Qualifications  

Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, or Robotics.

Required Experience

To include one or more of the following areas:

  • Hands-on experience in algorithm development and implementation, for robots development, mechatronics, and control systems.
  • Research excellence in robotics as evidenced by peer reviewed publications in relevant journals, appropriate for career stage.
  • Experimental robotics
  • Excellent skills in MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Research Engineer
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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