Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-893

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A Research Assistant position is available at the Chemistry Department-United Arab Emirates University, to be funded from a start-up research grant for synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversion. In this project, applicant is expected to synthesis the nanostructured materials, characterize the materials, and test the electrochemical performance as electrode materials of oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction and/or testing the material for supercapacitor performance.

Minimum qualifications: the applicant should have hands-on experience on the following
- Synthetic chemistry: wet method, hydrothermal method and chemical vapor deposition.
- Characterization techniques: Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), FTIR, NMR, and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), etc.
- Electrochemistry: In depth knowledge of electrochemistry and electrochemical methods, including electrode preparation, testing techniques; linear sweep voltammetry, cyclic voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy, and charge/discharge testing.

Requirements

Applicant must hold minimum of Bachelor degree in Chemistry or closely related field. The candidate must be fluent in English and have substantial skills in research writing and critical thinking. The candidate needs to have awareness with the lab works and show strong commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace.

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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