Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.

Detailed Description

Strategic Responsibilities

  • The individuals are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally-funded research program.
  • Authorization to work in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Authorization and Security Clearence to work in Oil & Gas facilities at United Arab Emirates.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature reviews, and assemble background information for research projects
  • Coordinate with other colleagues regarding scheduling, equipment use, and other aspects of research.
  • Experienced in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) control and secondary development
  • Ability to use computer vision techniques for UAV navigation
  • Good knowledge of safety procedures
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Master Degree (M.Sc. or M-Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering/Instrumentation and Control System
  • Strong background in Control theory or Computer vision
  • Proficiency in C++, Linux or Robot Operating System (ROS),

Required Experience

  • At least one year of experience in research related field
  • Hands-on experience in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or Unmanned Ground Vehicle
  • Demonstrated research experience in the related field

How To Apply 


You will be required to attach the following:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph
  3. Teaching and Research Statement

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