Research Engineer in Robotics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



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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 technical support to the research center and projects thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • To support the research and educational activities of the robotics center, including supporting student teams on robotic competitions and providing lab instructions.

Detailed Description          

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Provides Lab/technical support to robotics center’s research and development projects.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Coordinates day to day operations of the assigned laboratory and the assigned laboratory staff;
  • Ensures work is carried out and performed to the required standards;
  • Supports in lab instruction, when required;
  • Monitors and maintains an organized, clean and safe working environment in labs and ensures compliance with work related legal, health and safety standards;
  • Contributes to recruitment, training, development and performance appraisal of the assigned lab staff;
  • Ensures stock of equipment and consumables within a pre‐set level of expenditure;
  • Supports in identifying and purchasing of lab equipment, following consultation with appropriate faculty and working closely with procurement/facilities management/fiancé departments
  • Supports in budget preparation by highlighting resource requirements such as equipment, manpower and space;
  • Contributes to development of policies and procedures of Dept.
  • Advises faculty and students on all aspects of technical support services
  • Works closely with direct supervisor to provide excellent lab services to faculty, students and researchers.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assisting in supervising undergraduate and graduate students in their projects in the labs.

Job Requirements          

Required Qualifications

  • MSc on Mechanical, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Any relevant certifications are added advantage.
  • Excellent English language both spoken and written.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess required knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job effectively.
  • Experience with scientific computing software (Matlab, LabView, SPSS).
  • Basic knowledge in programming (e.g. C, C++)

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of Laboratory Work Experience in Robotics related projects / Electronic Circuits, Microcontroller Electronics and Embedded system design would be preferred.

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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