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Research Scientist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
28 Feb 2026

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Research Scientist

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 Research Scientist or Post-doctoral Fellow to work on a KU funded project for developing a new type of energy storage device. The aim of the project is to develop a new concept of high energy density storage and fast charging devices. The project will investigate different structures, 2D nanomaterials, and designs to optimize the energy storage density and charging speed. The physical model will be developed and the operation mechanism will be established. Then the energy storage device will be tested for reliable applications in other electronics.

As part of the project, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities at KU and at the System on Chip Centre (, and will get an opportunity to work alongside researchers and graduate students from various backgrounds as part of a wider team.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

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