Research Associate in Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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

  • Providing adequate research support geared toward on-time, quality deliverables.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Carry out a comprehensive literature review on the use of photocatalysis in saline water treatment.
  • Design a photocatalytic reactor for solar-driven applications
  • Assist with procurement of equipment and supplies as required by the project.

Job Requirements

M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering

Required Experience

1-2 years related research experience

A research associate with the relevant academic and/or professional backgrounds, having demonstrated interdisciplinary research skills within the field of materials science, is required to work on the development of a photocatalytic reactor for an applied water treatment project. He/she is expected to carry out wet lab experiments, handle microscopy and spectroscopy characterization tools, document the progress, assist in writing of peer-reviewed journal papers (including preparation of figures), and report to the project leader. Experience in heterogeneous photo-catalysis is highly desired. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated excellent English writing and communication skills, and ability to work in a team.

How To Apply


You will be required to attach the following:

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