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Laboratory Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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The Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC2D) at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi is seeking an experienced, innovative and enterprising lab engineer knowledgable of the latest state of the art equipment in a recently developed lab.   This is an exciting opportunity in a fast innovative technology for an individual who wants to be part of developing the ecosystem in Abu Dhabi, leading advanced materials to industry through innovation, research and collaboration.

We are seeking a Lab Engineer with experience in graphene and other 2D materials applications who has an outstanding track record and meets the requirements of the job description (sections 3 and 4).    

Job Purpose

The Lab Engineer provides high quality support to the University Research 2D materials labs, related to the day-to-day operations. This includes equipment management, maintenance of equipment and research facilities, training of staff, offering expert advice on analytical techniques, ensuring measurement reliability and precision, following standard reporting and documentation procedure, and compliance with the University's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations on the use of equipment and materials.

To ensure high level research services for users, the Lab Engineer should support and endorse a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Laboratory Safety

  • Design and implement metrics and procedures to ensure compliance with all aspects of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines and policies.
  • Assess and report safety hazards associated with maintenance and use of equipment.
  • Ensure the safe and effective operation of laboratory equipment and activities following the latest standards and procedures.
  • Participate in drafting of risk assessments.
  • Take immediate action on safety concerns and improvement recommendations.

Laboratory Management

  • Ensure that written SOPs and other operational technical protocols and procedures are made available to all users and supervise their compliance.
  • Contribute to laboratory goals for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.
  • Prepare daily operational log sheets, identify and analyze repetitive equipment failures and establish replacement programs as necessary.
  • Create and maintain the inventory of all equipment, consumables and chemicals..

Participate in continuous improvement programs by efficient recording of observations and follow through on agreed actions.

Technical Support

  • Support the implementation of scheduled work plans by faculty members and research leaders.
  • Draw and implement certification and assurance test plans, procedures, and test reports.
  •  Author operational manuals and essential operational and safety procedures for equipment and calibration based on manufacturers’ documentation.
  • Coordinate installation and commissioning of new equipment
  • Design and implement bespoke systems to support experiments.

Management of Laboratory Resources

  • Manage and maintain inventories and purchase lists of parts, consumables and materials.
  • Evaluate technical requirements and solicit bids from potential vendors of equipment.
  • Advise faculty and researchers on purchasing consumables and accessories.

 Research Services

  • Contribute to the continuing innovation and development of the RIC-2D research program.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific lab operating problems and improve performance and availability of equipment.


  • Provide and contribute to reporting as required by RIC2D and lab users.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks.
  • Coordinate with other departments as and when needed. ? Execute other task as assigned by the Line Manager.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in a related discipline.

Required Experience


  • A minimum 7 years of relevant experience in research laboratories.

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 3 year of relevant experience in research laboratories

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


Company info
PO BOX 127788

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