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Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Department of Electrical Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in the area of energy storage for wave energy converters. The candidate should demonstrate good technical skills and self- dependence in executing assigned research duties. Knowledge and experience in heaving wave energy converters, direct power take-off mechanisms, control systems and Matlab is required. Candidate is also expected to have relevant knowledge in power electronics and energy storage, and grid connection requirements. The successful research assistant will carry simulation and experiment study for the wave energy converters using advanced control techniques. Highly motivated applicants with M.Sc. or PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering are invited to submit their applications to the position.


Minimum Qualification
An appropriate educational degree supplemented with documented evidence to support the following:
- Holding minimum of master degree in electrical (thesis option track is preferable)
- Familiar with Matlab
- Strong background in modeling and control of mechanical and electrical systems.
- Having good skills on writing scientific paper.
- Flexible approach and initiative in executing the role.

Preferred Qualification
- Having experiences in wave energy converters.
- Having experiences in power electronics (rectifiers and inverters) of wave energy converters.
- Having experiences in battery research.

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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