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Post Doctoral Fellow

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Research Related, Other Research Related
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to work on the design and synthesis of novel framework materials for low-temperature nitrogen reduction to ammonia. The rationally designed polymers will be well-characterized and tested for electrocatalysis. There are two key responsibilities for the position: 1) Design and synthesis of framework materials and 2) development of new approaches for polymer integration/fabrication to achieve highly efficient electrocatalytic conversion to ammonia.  The polymers/frameworks will be synthesized in-house and optimized before being used in catalysis.

Position Requirements

  • Function autonomously, ethically, and responsibly.
  • Collaborate and work in a collegial manner with the research team members.
  • Develop learning initiatives, and engage in appropriate technical training and professional development opportunities as required by the project leader and the University.
  • Support the research group in the design and advancement of the research program.
  • Carry out a specified research program under the direction of the project supervisor.
  • Engage in the wider activities of the research group.
  • Take responsibility for documenting the minutes of technical group meetings, and reporting the technical progress to the project supervisor and research group, periodically and in a timely manner.
  • Engage in the dissemination of results in high-quality peer-reviewed publications as well as oral forms, independently, as directed by the project leader, and with the support of the research group.
  • Aid supervision, mentorship, and training to graduate students working within the research group, as appropriate, and as directed by the project supervisor.
  • 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 Chemistry or Material Science.
  • 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 (


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