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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Physics department at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in the field of computational physics. Candidates must have good experience with density-functional theory (DFT) packages such as VASP, Quantum Espresso and/or WIEN2k. The aim is to employ DFT to study the photonics, energy-storage and gas-sensing properties of 2D systems (Monolayers).

The completion of a PhD degree in Physics or Materials Science is required. The appointment will be initially made for one year with possibility of extension for another year depending upon satisfactory performance. The nominal start date is as soon as possible. The position is located at the UAEU's main campus in Al-Ain, about one and half hour drive from Abu-Dhabi.

The UAEU is the largest and the top ranked public sector University of the United Arab Emirates. The application package should include a cover letter, updated CV, a brief description of the applicant's current research activities and two letters of references.


Minimum Qualification
PhD in Physics

Preferred Qualification
Computational Physics

About the Company

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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