Research Associate


Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a Research Associate in the area of Computational fluid dynamics (Ansys), Energy harvesting/Fluid mechanics/Fluid-structure interactions. The project Investigates the designs and effects of vibrations generated by fluids, bluff bodies, and harvesting using piezo-electric materials. Also, developing low-power microcontrollers and sensing devices and ultra-low-power wireless technologies and open the opportunity for substituting depletable batteries with low levels of locally harvested energy to power sensing and communication devices.

Candidate must have obtained M.Sc degree mechanical engineering, or related fields. The candidate should be able to develop, design, test and analyze the data collected from the tests. Experience in wireless hardware design is a plus. Initial appointment will be for 1 year and it can be extended up 2 years. Online submissions will be entertained. The candidates after pre-shortlisting, will be notified for a Skype-based interview via email.


Minimum Qualification
- M.Sc. in Mechanical engineering or a relevant field
- Skilled in programing using Matlab/Simulink and C++/Ansys/CFD/CFX
- Skilled in Embedded system design.
- Proven Experience with developing algorithms for high reliable Products.
- Proven experience in the design, analysis and simulation of different energy harvesting
- Good technical writing and speaking skills.

Preferred Qualification
- PhD in Mechanical engineering or a relevant field
- Experience with wireless Hardware design
- Advanced Ansys, Matlab/programming skills.
- Publication related to the area


Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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