Postdoctoral Fellow in Nuclear Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
31 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.
  • Since the Postdoctoral experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

Reporting to the them Lead,  responsibilities will also include:

  • Perform stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tests using high temperature-high pressure water loop system;
  • Examine fracture surfaces using optical microscope (OM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM);
  • Perform chloride diffusion tests on concrete samples and analyze the results to determine chloride ion diffusion coefficient in concrete;
  • Prepare reports, papers, and technical presentations on the outcomes.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in Materials Engineering or a closely related discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Physics. We seek a candidate with a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in corrosion and degradation of structural materials in nuclear power plants.
  • The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group.
  • A superior academic performance and publication record.
  • The position will also require independent work in addition to collaborative skills and creative thinking. In addition, good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Required Experience

  • Considerable knowledge of materials science, fracture mechanics, and corrosion.
  • Tests and data analyses on mechanical and electrochemical behavior of metallic materials using high temperature high-pressure water loop system simulating the coolant environments in nuclear power plants.
  • Surface examination using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) – experience on TEM is not indispensable.

How To Apply

Note: You will be required to attach the following:

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

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