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Post Doctoral Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to work on laboratory experiments on carbonate sands improved by microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP). The researcher will conduct bacteria harvesting and specimen preparation and operate low- and high-capacity triaxial compression devices. The responsibility includes:

  • Conduct laboratory experiments on MICP-treated specimen.
  • Summarize the laboratory results and publish reports, and conference/journal papers.
  • Develop a guideline for optimization of biological treatment on carbonate sands in the UAE.
  • Formulation in constitutive model into computational mechanics.
  • Provide the guide on the activities of PhD and MSc students.

Position Requirements

  • Ethical conduct and professional behavior
  • 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 Civil and Environmental Engineering or related discipline.
  • 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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