Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-837

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
A research assistant position is available with Dr. Abdul Rauf (Department of Architectural Engineering), within the College of Engineering, United Arab Emirates University. The research will analyse the effects of building and material service life on life cycle energy requirements of buildings in UAE. The work procedures includes: modelling in Autodesk Revit and material takeoff for material quantities; using material quantities in Microsoft Excel for embodied and life cycle energy calculation for various scenarios; analyzing and establishing relationships among the results of various scenarios.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in energy analysis in buildings. He/she should possess strong research skills; strong language and presentation skills, strong Autodesk Revit and Microsoft Excel skills; strong organizational skills; and willingness to adapt to continuous changes associated with research demands.
The research position is supported by a grant from UAE University, initially for 1 year and can be continued to maximum 2 years, subject to the satisfactory performance of the research assistant.


Minimum Qualification
Bachelors in Architectural Engineering

Preferred Qualification
Masters in Architectural Engineering

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.