Research Assistant (Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1232

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in wind energy technology. The research assistant should be knowledgeable of fluid mechanics and turbulent flows. It is recommended that the candidate's experience be related to the wind turbine's flow characteristics and wake. The preferred candidate should have demonstrated experimental and computational fluid dynamics expertise and have at least a master's degree in a relevant field. The assigned task of the RA in this project involves studying the effect of some complex terrains on the wake and performance of a wind turbine. The candidate's duties include managing the project's day-to-day activities, conducting laboratories and numerical experiments, and publishing research findings in refereed journals.

A position is a six-month contract from a research project funded by the university research office. The contract can be renewed based on the performance, budget, and publications. The salary will be about 4000-7000 AED, based on the qualifications. Health insurance will be covered.


Minimum Qualification
- M.Sc. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a relevant field
- Experimental experience in the field of turbulent flow measurements
- Experience in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Good technical and writing skills.

Preferred Qualification
- Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a relevant field
- Good experience in a CAD software
- Experimental experience in the field of turbulent flow measurements in the wake of wind turbine
- Numerical Experience in flow simulation of the wake of the wind turbine.
- Good publications record in the field of wind turbines.

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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Research Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 8,500

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