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Job Description
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in the area of thermal-fluids. The preferred candidate should have demonstrated experience in the both experimental and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in fluid and heat transfer. The research assistant should be knowledgeable of heat transfer and fluid experimentations, buildup and testing. The candidate is preferred (but not necessary) to be able to synthesize, characterize and apply nano particles for heat transfer applications.

The research assistant will work on experimental testing, mathematical modeling and simulation of thermal and heat transfer process. RA should be comfortable carrying experimental studies individually. Additional job responsibilities will include administrative duties as well as maintenance of the lab as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

The RA appointment will be for 1 year. Highly motivated candidates with academic background in engineering (mechanical/chemical engineering) or related fields are invited to apply for this position. The package includes a monthly allowance in the range of AED 5,000 - 6,000 depending on the educational qualification and experience.


Minimum Qualification
- Master/ bachelor degree in Engineering (mechanical or chemical).
- The minimum educational qualification is bachelor's if enrolled in Master program in Mechanical Engineering, while preference will be given to candidates with master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Preferred Qualification
- Skilled in experimental testing of thermal processes
- Skilled of CFD techniques
- Demonstrable willingness to support work in the lab
- Be adaptable and flexible to the continuous changes associated with research demands
- Excellent writing skills

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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AED 7,000

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