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CORE Lab Engineer

Employer
KHALIFA UNIVERSITY
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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DESCRIPTION

CORE Lab Engineer - Core Labs Support

The Core Lab Engineer is responsible for providing high-quality operational support in the University Research labs, performing a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of relevant research laboratories, which includes equipment management, the maintenance of equipment, and research support facilities; the training of staff; the compliance of the lab with University's Environmental 
Health and Safety (EHS) regulations and proper and safe use of equipment and materials.

The Core Lab Engineer is to promote a culture of continuous improvement in order to ensure the shared laboratories continue to provide excellent levels of research user services.

Operational Responsibilities

Laboratory Safety

  • Drive practices and metrics, which ensure that the laboratories operate in compliance with all aspects 
  • of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies. 
  • Assess and report safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensure the safe and effective running of equipment.
  • Laboratory Management
  • Supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in assigned laboratories.
  • Contribute for laboratory goals and operational procedures for quality, efficiency, and waste 
  • reduction.
  • Ensure that the procedures and protocols required to operate all laboratory equipment are recorded 
  • and available to all users and staff
  • Prepare daily operational log sheets, identify areas of analysis for repetitive equipment failures,
  • Asses the need for replacements and establish replacement programs as necessary.

Technical Support

  • Follow the work plan scheduled by the responsible faculty /PI and meet day-to-day short- and long-term objectives. Resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.
  • Write certification test plans, design assurance test plans, test procedures and formal test reports. 
  • Develop and write concise operational manuals and essential operational and safety procedures for 
  • equipment, instruments, and setups based on manufacturer operational manuals.
  • Ensure Research lab equipment is operational to the maximum extent possible and improve 
  • operations through efficient use of existing equipment.
  • Monitors functionality of new equipment to ensure compliance. 
  • Improves lab operations through efficient use of existing equipment. 
  • Coordinate the installation of new equipment and maintaining the inventory of all lab equipment. 
  • Design and fabricate systems for experimental purposes.

Resource Management

  • Supervise the management of supply and parts inventory manage the inventory of commonly used 
  • lab supplies. 
  • Evaluate technical requirements and solicits bids from potential vendors for the purchase of lab 
  • equipment. 
  • Advise the faculty and researchers to purchase consumables and accessories for equipment. 
  • Prepare the list of required consumables, spares and tools required on site as well as participate in 
  • cleaning the instruments as required

Research Services

  • Contribute to the continued innovation and development of the research program.
  • Provide technical support to faculty members and students conducting research and participate in 
  • funded research projects.
  • Compile and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate 
  • recommendations or conclusions.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems 
  • and improve technical activities.
  • Manage the technical aspects of the request for quotation with spare parts approved suppliers and 
  • vendors.

Others

  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and 
  • report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as 
  • and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required Qualifications : A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in a related discipline.
  • Expats: A minimum 7 years of relevant experience.

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).

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